Is pregnancy safe with ITP?

Is pregnancy safe with ITP?

ITP is not a contraindication for pregnancy; women with a history of ITP should not be discouraged from becoming pregnant as their ITP can be safely managed with close monitoring and multidisciplinary coordination with obstetrics and pediatrics.

How is ITP treated during pregnancy?

IVIg and low-dose corticosteroids comprise the mainstays of treatment in ITP, but high doses of corticosteroids or prolonged corticosteroid therapy are associated with significant toxicity in the pregnant patient and should be avoided.

Is Purpura common in pregnancy?

ITP is the second most common cause of an isolated low platelet count in pregnancy, accounting for ∼ 3% of women who are thrombocytopenic at delivery….Not pregnancy-specific.

Characteristic Gestational thrombocytopenia ITP
Platelet count, × 109/L > 50* Any < 100
Progressively decreases as term approaches

Why does pregnancy cause ITP?

Gestational thrombocytopenia is caused by the natural changes occurring in your body during pregnancy. When you are expecting, your body increases its blood volume, causing hemodilution. This occurs when the blood plasma increases while the number of platelets remains the same.

Can ITP cause miscarriage?

Results suggest that women diagnosed with ITP or cITP prior to their estimated date of conception may be at higher risk for stillbirth, fetal loss, and premature delivery. Among 446 pregnancies in women with ITP, 346 resulted in live births.

What should be eaten to increase platelets during pregnancy?

Certain foods can also help increase your platelet levels, including:

  • Dark chocolate.
  • Dark, leafy green vegetables, such as spinach and kale.
  • Lean beef and beef liver.
  • Black-eyed peas and lentils.
  • Eggs.
  • Fortified breakfast cereals.
  • Fortified dairy alternatives.

Is thrombocytopenia normal in pregnancy?

The physiological thrombocytopenia of pregnancy is mild and has no adverse effects for the mother and fetus. By contrast, a significant thrombocytopenia associated with medical conditions can have serious maternal-fetal consequences and requires specific monitoring and appropriate management.