Richard L. Berkowitz, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

Richard L. Berkowitz

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Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (NAIT)

Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT) 1. What every clinician should know Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT) can occur when a fetus inherits a paternal Human Platelet Antigen (HPA) that differs from the maternal antigen. Due to the fetal-maternal mixing of platelets, a specific antibody is formed that crosses the placenta, which may result in severe fetal thrombocytopenia.…

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