<i>Acquired haematological disorders</i>

Elizabeth A. Letsky and Sir David Weatherall

in Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

Second edition

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780192628268
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723605 | DOI:
Acquired haematological disorders

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This chapter discusses screening for maternal anaemia and thrombocytopaenia and fetal allo-immune thrombocytopaenia (FAIT) during pregnancy. The use of haemoglobin measurement to detect maternal anaemia is held to be justified, but screening for maternal thrombocytopaenia by measuring platelet count seems to be of no value. The possibility of screening for FAIT by typing pregnant women's platelet antigens is raised.

Keywords: antenatal screening; maternal anaemia; fetal allo-immune thrombocytopaeniafetomaternal; maternal thrombocytopenia

Chapter.  7868 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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