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Haematology 

Haematology
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Haematology
Author(s):

Charlotte Frise

and Sally Collins

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198821540.003.0009
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date: 11 April 2021

This chapter begins by describing the normal haematological and physiological changes that occur in pregnancy, and biochemical markers at different trimester stages. It then covers the diagnosis, management, and complications for a range of haematological disorders, which may either pre-exist (such as sickle cell disease, thalassaemia, and other inherited conditions) or develop in pregnancy, including their potential risks to fetal development. Blood products and antithrombotic drugs in both pregnancy and lactation are described.

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