neonatal thrombocytopenia


neonatal thrombocytopenia
neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia immune thrombocytopenia that results when platelets of the fetus express an antigen that is lacking on maternal platelets; fetal platelets enter the maternal circulation and stimulate the production of antibodies, which in turn cross the placenta and destroy fetal platelets.

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