Dr. Smitha.K, Dr. G. Nita
Abstract: Introduction: Thrombocytopenia is a common haematological disorder. It complicates 7 to 8 % of all pregnancies Aims and objectives: A) Causes of thrombocytopenia in pregnancy B) To study the severity of thrombocytopenia in pregnancy as: mild, moderate or severe Materials and methods: This was a retrospective study of pregnant patients with thrombocytopenia in Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences in November 2018 to October 2019. Results: During the study period, 168 pregnancies complicated with thrombocytopenia were identified. 112 cases (66.6 %) were caused by gestational thrombocytopenia, 3 cases (1.78 %) by ITP, 29 cases of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (17.2 %) and 24 cases of dengue fever in pregnancy (14.2 %).
Keywords: Thrombocytopenia, pregnancy