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Hi, my baby was diagnosed with Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia. I don’t know anything about this disease. Please give me some information about it.

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Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia is a disease of the newborn. It develops as a result of maternal alloimmunization to fetal platelet antigens. Mothers are usually healthy and have a normal platelet count. Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia can have some complications like intracranial hemorrhage, which occurs in 10-20% of infants. It is a very serious complication, and it can occur in utero. The neonates can be born with evidence of thrombocytopenia or they can develop symptomatic thrombocytopenia within hours after birth. It is a rare disease which affects one in 2000 live births. Diagnostic tests usually include detection of maternal antibody, and finding out whether one of the parents have the respective platelet antigens.
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HI
sorry that you have had to experiance NAIT, you are not alone, there aRe many of us out there, do not believe what they say about it being that blooming rare! it aint. just the drs are not that hot on it. there is treatment and it can be very successful.
in laymans terms your body is producing antibodies to an antigen it finds in the baby. this antigen is from from your partner and you. so your body attacks what it sees as an outsider in turn depleting the babies platelts, this in turn can lead to ICH. without treatment this can be devastating.
go to yahoo and check out group NAIT, there are a fair few of us there and any questions im sure someone will be able to answer. from drs treatments.
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