Case of twin pregnancy complicated by idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura treated with intravenous immunoglobulin: Review of the literature

  • W.X. Zhao
  • X.F. Yang
  • J.H. Lin
Keywords: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, intravenous immunoglobulin, twin gestation

Abstract

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an acquired thrombocytopenia without other clear cause of thrombocytopenia. It is not common in a singleton pregnancy and less common in twin pregnancy. We report a 33‑year‑old ITP pluripara whose first pregnancy was uneventful. She carried twin pregnancy, complicated by recurrent very low platelets, and gave birth to preterm twins. This patient received multiple courses of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and showed a significant platelet count improvement with IVIG therapy.

Keywords: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, intravenous immunoglobulin, twin gestation

Published
2016-12-13
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