Key clinical point: Platelet counts less than 150,000/mm3 were more common in complicated pregnancies.
Major finding: Platelet counts were below 150,000/mm3 in 11.9% of complicated versus 9.9% of uncomplicated pregnancies at the time of delivery (P = .01).
Study details: Review of records of 7,351 pregnant women delivering at a single site, compared with NHANES data for 8,885 nonpregnant women.
Disclosures: The National Institutes of Health funded the study. The authors reported having no conflicts of interest.
Source: Reese J et al. N Engl J Med. 2018;379:32-43.
Reese J et al. N Engl J Med. 2018;379:32-43.
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