Pregnancy in a patient with cystic fibrosis and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

Arnold J. Friedman, Florence P. Haseltine, Richard L. Berkowitz

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Abstract

A pregnant patient with cystic fibrosis and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is presented. Management of the pregnancy was complicated by the coexistence of the 2 diseases and consisted of antibiotic therapy, prolonged hospitalization, bed rest, exogenous pancreatic enzyme replacement, bronchodilators, blood and platelet transfusions, and high-dose steroids. A good outcome was obtained with cesarean section performed under local anesthesia at 32 weeks' gestation. Recommendations from the literature for the management of each disease are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-514
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Volume55
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Friedman, A. J., Haseltine, F. P., & Berkowitz, R. L. (1980). Pregnancy in a patient with cystic fibrosis and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 55(4), 511-514.