Case Report

Anaesthesia for Caesarean Section of Pregnant Women with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura


  • Şule Özbilgin
  • Bahar Kuvaki Balkan
  • Belkıs Şaşmaz

Received Date: 16.05.2012 Accepted Date: 28.06.2012 Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2013;41(5):175-177

Women with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) may become pregnant, or the disease may occur for the first time during pregnancy. Thrombocytopenia is usually noticed in the first months of pregnancy and the platelet count is often quite low. In this case report we describe the anaesthetic method for caesarean section in a 38 week pregnant woman with refractory ITP.

Keywords: Thrombocytopenia, ITP, caesarean section, anesthesia