1Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Universal Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2Specialist, NICU, Central International Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh
Thrombocytopenia is common hematological problem in neonates, but persistent low platelet count is rare. 8% of preterm and 6% of all neonates admitted to an NICU with severe thrombocytopenia and a common presenting problem hemorrhage which is difficult in management. A systematic workup will help in arriving at the proper diagnosis and providing accurate management in neonatal sepsis with refractory thrombocytopenia. We report a case of severe refractory thrombocytopenia in a low-birth-weight preterm baby who presented with early onset severe thrombocytopenia associated with repeated sepsis and required multiple platelet transfusions and antibiotics.
Keywords: Neonate; Thrombocytopenia; NICU
Manifa Afrin and Tumpa Saha. Neonate with Persistent Thrombocytopenia: Challenge in Treatment. EC Paediatrics 12.7 (2023): 18-21.
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