Aplastic anemia in two consecutive pregnancies: obstetric and anesthetic management

E. Riveros-Perez, A. Hermesch, L. Barbour, J. Hawkins

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Aplastic anemia is a serious condition occasionally coexisting with pregnancy. This pathological process is associated with significant maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Obstetric and anesthetic management are particularly challenging, and treatment requires knowledge of pathophysiologic mechanisms in order to provide safe care to this group of patients. We describe the successful obstetric management and labor analgesia of a patient with a diagnosis of aplastic anemia in two consecutive pregnancies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-75
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
StatePublished - Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Aplastic anemia
  • Neuraxial anesthesia
  • Obstetric anesthesia
  • Thrombocytopenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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