ABSTRACT: To demonstrate the utility of fetal intracardiac transfusion to correct acute fetal hypovolemia and thrombocytopenia in fetal Parvovirus infection.
Intracardiac transfusion in a 19-week gestation was indicated due to cordocentesis-associated hemorrhage.
Intracardiac transfusion resulted in correction of acute bradycardia, anemia and thrombocytopenia and persistent umbilical cord hemorrhage following attempted intravascular transfusion.
This case illustrates the importance of anticipating both thrombocytopenia and anemia in fetal Parvovirus infection and how an intracardiac approach can be employed in the setting of acute, life-threatening hemorrhage.
Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy 02/2007; 22(2):124-7. · 1.05 Impact Factor