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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-34

Anesthetic management of a patient with gestational thrombocytopenia for elective cesarean section

Department of Anaesthesia, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, KLE University, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

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Saumitra Misra
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2394-6954.149719

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Thrombocytopenia is a common manifestation in pregnancy. It is mostly dilutional when no pathological causation is evident. There are no clear-cut guidelines to determine the platelet count at which anesthesiologists can safely administer regional anesthesia in obstetric patients. A safe approach in an asymptomatic mother is outlined here.

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