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Acta Médica Costarricense

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ESCALANTE-GOMEZ, Carlos  and  JIMENEZ-TORREALBA, Judith. Fanconi`s anemia and pregnancy: an unusual combination. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2008, vol.50, n.2, pp.112-113. ISSN 0001-6002.

Fanconi’s anemia is a classic marrow-failure disorder with an incidence of less than 1 case per 100,000 live births. Until now, female patients do not usually reach childbearing age and even less achieved pregnancy. A review of the literature identifies only 19 patients who have become pregnant. We present a case of 16 year old patient with a 30 week pregnancy complicated by a rapid onset severe preeclampsia associated with extreme thrombocytopenia, intraparenquimal hemorrhage seizures and pneumonia. Obstetric management of these patients is complicated; treatment should be tailored to the patients’ needs until more cases are reported and guidelines recommended.

Keywords : Fanconi’s Anemia; pancytopenia; preeclampsia.

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