Platelets and leucocyte counts in pregnancy.

S. A. Karim, M. Khurshid, J. H. Rizvi, S. N. Jafarey, I. Rizwana

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A study involving the obstetric clinic population of 3 major teaching hospitals of Karachi has been conducted to define changes in leucocyte and platelet counts as pregnancy progresses. 573 "normal" pregnant women--183 in the first trimester, 195 in the second trimester and 194 in the third trimester were included in this analysis. We have found leucocytosis to be a feature of normal pregnancy; the change is subsequent to a progressive increase in granulocytes. Platelet counts were found to decrease slightly as pregnancy progresses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-87
Number of pages2
JournalJPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1992


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