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Immune thrombocytopaenia in pregnancy: Key principles for the midwife

Midwives are experts in the care of normal pregnancy/birth, but are also professionally accountable for detecting deviations and initiating immediate referral to an appropriate expert (Nursing and...

Platelets in pregnancy: Their role and function in disease

Platelets are ‘anucleate’ cell fragments that circulate in the blood and are critical for haemostasis (Figure 1) They usually exist in a quiescent state but upon vascular injury they become activated...

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