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Gestational thrombocytopenia is a primarily benign condition of pregnancy of uncertain significance, believed to be related to idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.
There are 5 criteria:
- mild and asymptomatic thrombocytopenia
- no evidence of fetal thrombocytopenia
- development late in pregnancy
- no history of thrombocytopenia outside of pregnancy
- spontaneous resolution once the child is delivered
- Thrombocytopenia in Pregnancy at eMedicine
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