thrombocytic purpurea???

  1. I made the classic mistake of opening my big mouth in class today - we were talking about idiopathic thrombocytic purpurea, and I could swear I remember learning in clinicals that it is more common in pregnant women than in the general population. My instructor didn't know and now I have to research and present on Friday. That'll learn me. Of course, Google is unhelpful. Does anyone have any experience with increased rates of ITP in pregnancy? I had a pt in clinical that had it and stroked during delivery...
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  3. by   DebiC_RN

    Here is what I found. I used copernic. It is a free search engine online. I used alot during nursing school. I hope it helps.

    Debi C.
  4. by   NRSKarenRN
    immune thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) the treatment of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is determined by the severity of the symptoms. in some cases, no therapy is needed. ...

    emedicine - immune thrombocytopenia and pregnancy : article by ...
    ... and usually is caused by an increased rate of platelet destruction. ...
    itp can be diagnosed during pregnancy, though, most often, women present for ...

    thrombocytopenia during pregnancy
    consequently itp is commonly encountered during pregnancy. ... they also have
    significantly higher rates of neonatal thrombocytopenia with or without its ...

    itp and pregnancy
    itp and pregnancy. daniel skupski, md associate professor of obstetrics and ...
    no different from the rate of these types of problems in women without itp. ...$2689

    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Sep 19, '05
  5. by   elizabells
    Danke! I do so love being right...