Flashcards in Anemia In Pregnancy Deck (9)
Anemia in pregnancy defined as? Severe if? Most common cause?
Hemoglobin <10.5; under 7
Pregnant patients with mild anemia and no risk factors for hemoglobinopathies – treatment? Reassess when? Risk factors for hemoglobinopathies? If anemia persists?
Trial of iron supplements; 3-4 weeks;
African-American, Southeast Asian, Mediterranean
Ferritin, hemoglobin electrophoresis
Life expectancy for beta thalassemia major?
Sickle cell disease in pregnancy (Regarding mother)? Crises can mimic?
1. More intense anemia
2. more frequent crises (Avoid dehydration)
3. more frequent infections
4. pulmonary complications
5. Preterm labor
Crises may mimic ectopic pregnancy, placental abruption, pyelonephritis, appendicitis etc.
Pregnant patients with sickle cell – increased fetal risk for? Management?
IUGR, perinatal mortality; serial ultrasonography
Macrocytic anemia – cause in pregnancy?
Folate deficiency >B12 deficiency
Drug causes of G6PD deficiency?
Nitrofurantoin, sulfonamides, antimalarials
Signs of G6PD deficiency?
Jaundice, dark colored urine, fatigue