Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an autoimmune disorder that can happen in pregnancy and which leads to premature destruction of antibody-coated platelets. This study from Iran published in July of 2012 evaluated perinatal outcome and medications used for pregnancies complicated by ITP.In this study from the Perinatology Research Center in Shiraz Iran the researchers looked at 125 women with 132 pregnancies who had ITP and who delivered between March 2001 and January 2011 and compared the babies' and mothers' outcomes. Fifty seven cases of ITP (43.2%) were diagnosed before pregnancy and 75 (56.8%) were diagnosed during pregnancy. 18 women (13.5%) developed preeclampsia and 15 (11.3%) were diabetics.
Newborn babies born from mothers chronic ITP needed more NICU admissions.
Namavar Jahromi B, Shiravani Z, Salarian L. Perinatal outcome of pregnancies complicated by immune thrombocytopenia. Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2012 Jul;14(7):430-5.