Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Haematology/Oncology
A study involving the obstetric clinic population of 3 major teaching hospitals of Karachi has been conducted to define changes in leucocyte and platelet counts as pregnancy progresses. 573 “normal” pregnant women - 183 in the first trimester, 195 in the second trimester and 194 in the third trimester were included in this analysis. We have found leucocytosis to be a feature of normal pregnancy; the change is subsequent to a progressive increase in granulocytes. Platelet counts were found to decrease slightly as pregnancy progresses
Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
(1992). Platelets and leucocyte counts in pregnancy. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, 42, 86.
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