Prevalence of causes of thrombocytopenia based on trimester of presentation and platelet count: The size of each circle represents the relative frequency of all causes of thrombocytopenia during each of the 3 trimesters of pregnancy. All etiologies and all platelet counts are considered together in the first trimester when thrombocytopenia is uncommon. Distribution of etiologies during the second and third trimesters is subdivided by platelet count. All results are estimates based on personal experience and review of the literature. “Other” indicates miscellaneous disorders, including infection, DIC, type IIB von Willebrand disease, immune and nonimmune drug-induced thrombocytopenia, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, bone marrow failure syndromes (aplastic anemia, myelodysplasia, myeloproliferative disorders, leukemia/lymphoma, and marrow infiltrative disorders), among others. | HUS, hemolytic uremic syndrome; PEC, preeclampsia/HELLP; TTP, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. | Cines, D. B., & Levine, L. D. (2017). Thrombocytopenia in pregnancy. Blood, 130(21), 2271–2277.

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