Last updated: Friday, 21, January, 2011
|Key Information||Appropriate Tests|
FBC, blood film.See also Bleeding disorders
Maternal ITP, including
Maternal platelet count, however fetal/neonatal thrombocytopenia may occur even when the maternal platelet count is normal.
Platelet antibody tests on maternal serum may be informative.
Platelet antigen typing of parents; platelet antibody tests - consult pathologist.
Intra-uterine infection, especially
DIC, especially with
Haemorrhagic disease of the newborn
See also Vitamin K deficiency.
Inherited bleeding disorders
Severe inherited disorders of haemostasis may occasionally present in the neonatal period; see under Bleeding disorders.