Anaesthesia for Caesarean Section of Primigravida with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura UD01-UD02
A1/17, Shreeji Villa 1, Opp. Siddharth Nagar, Sayajipura, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) is a rare auto-immune disorder that causes low platelet levels. In this condition, platelets are prematurely destroyed by reticuloendothelial system. Here, authors report a case of 27-year-old primigravida of 38 weeks pregnancy with history of ITP was posted for elective caesarean section. Her platelet count was 25000/mm3 which increased to 78000/mm3, after treatment with 30 gm Intravenous (IV). immunoglobulin for three days and three units of pooled platelet suspension. Thereafter, caesarean section was conducted under general anaesthesia without any complication. Regional anaesthesia is a relative contraindication in obstetric patients with thrombocytopenia. To avoid the complications of neuraxial blockade, general anaesthesia was preferred and is safer in a patient with ITP during pregnancy with low platelet count.