In any case, a lactation consultant can provide assistance. NAIT was first reported in the literature in 1953 and is estimated to occur in as many as 1 in 1200 live births. This means that she cannot form antibodies to this particular platelet antigen later in her life. These patients are referred to as HPA-1 positive. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2006;195:907-13. Around 10% of infants will be affected. About 2% of the population is HPA-1 negative; these patients are called HPA-1 negative. The incompatibility is due to a single nucleotide Note: It is important to see your Fetal Maternal Medical specialists for current treatment protocols, and to put a treatment plan in place tailored to fit your particular NAIT history. 2. This is done by testing a sample of amniotic fluid,  the fluid that surrounds the baby inside the womb. Bussel JB, Berkowitz RL, Hung C, Kolb EA, Wissert M, Primiani A, Tsaur FW, MacFarland JG. Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT) is a bleeding disorder caused by transplacental transfer of maternal antibodies directed against fetal platelet antigens inherited from the father. In FNAIT, the mother makes platelet-specific IgG antibodies to paternally inherited platelet antigens that she lacks and are expressed on fetal cells. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. 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Bussel MD, in, Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis (Third Edition), Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis (Second Edition), Pathophysiology of Bleeding Disorders in the Newborn, Fetal and Neonatal Physiology (Third Edition), Transfusion Medicine in Pediatric Settings, Clinical Principles of Transfusion Medicine, Transfusion of Plasma and Plasma Derivatives, Irene A.G. Roberts, Subarna Chakravorty, in, Molecular Basis of Hemostatic and Thrombotic Diseases, Essential Concepts in Molecular Pathology, Ravi Mangal Patel, Cassandra D. Josephson, in, Avery's Diseases of the Newborn (Tenth Edition), American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Once the baby is born, antibodies are no longer crossing over through the placenta to attach to his or her platelets. Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAT) caused by antihuman platelet antigen 1a (HPA-1a) antibodies occurs in 1 : 1250 pregnancies in the Caucasian population. NAIT is estimated to occur in approximately 1 per 1000 live births (Dreyfus et al., 1997). In some extreme cases when there is a large amount of bleeding, a platelet transfusion is also required. If fetal blood sampling is to be performed, the following is recommended: an experienced operator, use of a small-diameter sampling needle (22-gauge), performance in an operating room setting in the event that an emergent delivery is required, immediate access to an automated hemocytometer so that a rapid platelet count can be obtained (preferably available in the operating room), and the availability of antigen negative platelets for transfusion if the fetal platelet count is less than 50,000 mm3. This medication is made from antibodies from many people. At around 32 weeks into the pregnancy, prednisone, a steroid pill that is taken by mouth, may be added. The treatment of NAIT during pregnancy is maternal administration of 1.0 g/kg IVIg weekly as a first-line therapy beginning at 20 weeks of gestational age with the use of glucocorticosteroids, or 2.0 g/kg weekly if steroids are not used. Thrombocytopenia is a lack of platelets in the fetal circulation. It is the most common cause of severely low platelets (thrombocytopenia) in an otherwise well neonate and may cause bleeding into major organs such as the stomach or spinal cord. Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT) is a rare disorder that can led to severe bleeding, including intracranial hemorrhage, in the fetus or neonate. Management: All neonates with suspected NAIT should be screened for ICH by cranial ultrasound in view of the risk of severe neurodevelopmental problems.70 Most cases of NAIT resolve within a week without long-term sequelae, and for well neonates with documented or suspected NAIT who have no evidence of hemorrhage, transfusion of HPA-compatible platelets is recommended only when the platelet count is <30×109/L.80 When there is major hemorrhage, including ICH, most guidelines recommend maintaining the platelet count >50×109/L although there are no studies to show whether or not this is effective.80,81 When appropriate HPA-negative platelets are unobtainable, random donor platelet transfusions or intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) can be used, as they often produce a significant platelet increment in NAIT.58,82 Since the platelet count usually falls over the first 4–7 days of life, all thrombocytopenic neonates with NAIT should be monitored until there is a sustained rise in their platelet count into the normal range.55,69 In some cases thrombocytopenia may persist for up to 8–12 weeks. Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia—caused by movement of maternal alloantibodies directed against fetal platelet antigens across the placenta—is the most common cause of severe neonatal thrombocytopenia.1 These alloantibodies cause thrombocytopenia, which may result in intracranial haemorrhage.2 3 Most cases arise unexpectedly, and prompt diagnosis and treatment are … No, there is currently no medication to prevent the development of platelet antibodies. We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. The major side effects of this medicine appear to be severe headache, nausea and rash. Carolyn M. Bennett MD, in Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis, 2009. This medication is usually taken once or twice daily. These genes include things such as hair and eye color, body build, blood type and platelet type. Physicians take several steps to diagnose this disease. Platelets are responsible for blood clotting to prevent ongoing bleeding after an injury. This involves drawing a special blood sample and sending it to a reference laboratory. What does NAIT stand for? If an antigen is present, the person is called positive for the antigen; if it is absent, the person is called negative for the antigen. This means that only half of his offspring can inherit the HPA-1a antigen. Ultrasound If the father is HPA-1 positive, his result can return in one of two ways. Giving platelets to the unborn baby is associated with a risk of bleeding from puncture of the umbilical cord. If bleeding occurred into the brain of a previous unborn child after 36 weeks of the pregnancy or after the child was born, intravenous immune globulin (one gram/kilogram/week) is started at around 12 weeks of the pregnancy. mothers are also at risk of thrombocytopenia), principally from ITP and SLE. The frequency of life-threatening bleeding is nearly 50%.164 The history of a sibling with ICH is the best predictor of severe thrombocytopenia and risk of serious bleeding.171, Percutaneous umbilical cord sampling (PUBS) allows for fetal platelet count measurements and in utero platelet transfusions.172 For severe NAIT, weekly in utero platelet transfusions have been used.173 The goal is to maintain the platelet count at greater than 20,000 because ICH is rare at levels higher than this.174 Various treatment strategies have been used in NAIT with the goal of preventing ICH and avoiding the need for percutaneous umbilical cord sampling and in utero platelet transfusions. Skogen B, Husebekk A, Killie MK, Kjeldsen-Kragh J. Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia is not what it was: a lesson learned from a large prospective screening and intervention program. This chapter focuses on the neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT) which is mentioned to be secondary to maternal alloimmunization to fetal platelet antigens and subsequent fetal thrombocytopenia to maternal red blood cell alloimmunization and hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn. Required fields are marked *. If the fetus inherits the HPA-1a antigen, it can develop a low platelet count. J Thromb Haemost 2009;7 Suppl 1:253-7. The disease process that happens in the fetus or baby is known as Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia. Platelet antigens are inherited from both mother and father. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Studies of a large number of women have shown that about one in every 1000 women who are HPA-1 negative have antibodies. Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (NAIT) Sometimes known as isoimmune thrombocytopenia, this is the result of sensitization of the mother to antigens present on fetal platelets during gestation. Bussel and associates used prenatal administration of intravenous immunoglobulin to the mother, with positive responses in most patients.175,176 Another group used similar strategies to devise a less invasive approach that minimizes the number of percutaneous umbilical cord samplings.177, Hollie M. Reeves DO, in Clinical Principles of Transfusion Medicine, 2018. In almost all cases of NAIT, the human platelet antigen (HPA) system is involved. The purpose of this booklet is to discuss the causes and treatment of Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia as well as to answer frequently asked questions about this disease. The most common of these is the HPA-1 antigen, which is present in 98% of people. IVIG may also be used to decrease antibody–mediated platelet clearance. If bleeding occurred into the brain of a previous unborn child after seven months of the pregnancy and before 36 weeks’ gestation, intravenous immune globulin is usually started by 12 weeks of pregnancy at a dose of one gram/kilogram and repeated weekly. The most serious complication of NAIT is bleeding in the brain called intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). Cordocentesis – also called fetal blood sampling or percutaneous umbilical blood sampling (PUBS) Studies evaluating the use of IVIg for NAIT are limited, but unlikely to improve because of the rarity of the condition. This is my first pregnancy. In future p… Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia is the most common cause of immune-mediated thrombocytopenia in the newborn period. The use of cordocentesis in alloimmune thrombocytopenia is controversial. Typically the first one or two doses are given in the hospital over six to eight hours. Copyright © 2018 naitbabies.org - All rights reserved. NAIT can occur in any pregnancy with most cases evident in full term neonates. In Asians, HPA-4a and HPA-3a account for the majority of NAIT cases. Feto-maternal incompatibility in the human platelet anti-gen 1 (HPA 1) system is the most common cause of NAIT. 1. Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT) is a rare disorder that can led to severe bleeding, including intracranial hemorrhage, in the fetus or neonate. Subsequent pregnancies have a near 100% rate of NAIT. In this procedure, a tube is placed into a vein and small amounts of the mother’s blood are sent into a special machine which will then remove the platelets. NAIT occurs with a lower frequency in Caucasians than is expected by the incidence of HPA-1a negativity in the population, suggesting that other factors influence antibody development. ICTMG – FNAIT: International evidence based guidelines, March 2019. What is Neonatal Alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT)? Severe hemorrhage is estimated to occur in 10 per 100,000 neonates, commonly occurring before birth (Kamphuis et al., 2014). (Note:  Medication brand names will differ according to country, as will treatment costs, place and time taken for IVIG administration.). Is there any symptoms to let me know if I have what causes this? Irene A.G. Roberts, Subarna Chakravorty, in Platelets (Third Edition), 2013, Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia is discussed in detail in Chapter 46, but because of its clinical importance the most clinically relevant information is summarized here. Ultrasound cannot be used to detect a low platelet count while a baby is still in the womb. Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia Maria Teresa Mella, Keith A Eddleman Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA Abstract: Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia occurs in one in 1,000–1,500 live births and is the most common cause of severe thrombocytopenia and intracranial hemorrhage in term infants. NAIT is caused by maternal sensitization to fetal platelet antigens inherited from the father. FNAIT is the most common cause of severe thrombocytopenia (<50,000/μL) in term neonates as well as the most common cause of intracranial hemorrhage. Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia or NAIT is not common, but can have devastating complications. NAIT should be suspected when a neonate presents with a platelet count <50,000/μl, with or without bleeding symptoms in the perinatal period. Elective cesarean section is chosen by the majority of mothers for their delivery. During the first week, the thrombocytopenia worsens. Additional information about NAIT is given in Chapter 80. Although it would be safe to use platelets from most donors, the antibodies in your blood could cause the platelets to disappear from your bloodstream before they can work to stop bleeding. The platelets that were removed are negative for the antigen that has caused the problem, and they can then be used to treat the baby once it is born. However, NAIT occurs in only 1 out of 1000 to 2000 pregnancies and therefore only occurs in 1 in 20 to 40 incompatible pregnancies.168 In a large study of platelet counts on 9142 consecutive cord blood samples, of the 64 neonates with thrombocytopenia, 6 had NAIT confirmed by serologic testing, for an overall incidence of NAIT of 0.06% or 1 in 1800 births.132 In the study by Uhrynowska and colleagues, of the 64 neonates with thrombocytopenia, 6 had NAIT confirmed by serologic testing, for an overall incidence of NAIT of 0.06% or 1 in 1800 births.132, Because prenatal screening for platelet alloantibodies is not routinely performed and 20 to 60% of diagnosed cases of NAIT are born to primiparous women, the typical presentation is a well newborn with petechiae and purpura with unexpected severe thrombocytopenia.169 The most severe complication of NAIT is ICH, which results in significant morbidity and mortality rates.170 Severe internal bleeding may occur as well. It can also happen during pregnancy, as the baby’s blood can cross the placenta and come in contact with the mother’s. Ravi Mangal Patel, Cassandra D. Josephson, in Avery's Diseases of the Newborn (Tenth Edition), 2018. The focus of the management of NAIT is on the prevention of severe bleeding. Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAITP) NAITP, the platelet equivalent of haemolytic disease of the newborn, is caused by transplacental passage of maternal alloantibodies directed against fetal platelet antigens inherited from the father but absent on maternal platelets. Typically, a baby at risk for Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia will remain in the hospital a little longer than usual. When platelet typing is performed on the baby’s parents, another sample of blood is usually taken from the mother to see if she has antibodies to her partner’s platelets. At 24 weeks of gestation, the dose of intravenous immune globulin may be increased to two grams/kilogram/week OR prednisone may be prescribed. These antibodies, because they are IgG in nature, can cross the placenta, bind to fetal platelets, and cause thrombocytopenia. These small cells are responsible for stopping bleeding in the human body. This often involves several departments, such as maternal-fetal medicine, pediatric and adult hematology-oncology, neonatology, and transfusion medicine. Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT), also referred to as fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia or perinatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia, is the most common cause of thrombocytopenia in an otherwise healthy newborn. One baby per week in the UK may be He may be determined to be HPA-1a/1a. The disorder results from placental transfer of maternal alloantibodies directed against paternally inherited antigens carried on Currently belief is that fetal blood sampling should be reserved for patients who are interested in having a vaginal delivery. Subsequent doses are given weekly and can be administered by a home health care agency. This can put them at risk of problems with bleeding, particularly into the brain. Cordocentesis can also help provide information about a baby’s platelet level. In this case, prenatal testing to identify maternal platelet alloantibodies can be performed.80. Amniocentesis The platelet antigen implicated in up to 80% of cases in women of European ancestry is the human-platelet-antigen 1a (HPA-1a).79 FNAIT affects approximately 1 in 1000 to 1 in 2000 pregnancies.79 FNAIT, unlike HDFN, typically affects the first pregnancy, and the severity increases with subsequent pregnancies. Thrombocytopenia with NAIT can occur as early as the 16–20th week of gestation, with 50–75% of intracranial hemorrhages occurring prenatally. 5. The antibodies cross the placenta and attach to the antigen on fetal platelets, which are then removed from circulation by the reticuloendothelial system of the fetus. Note: Latest research indicates that FNAIT is implicated in repeated early miscarriage and Intrauterine Growth Restriction. 1. What Is The Evidence For Specific Management and Treatment Recommendations Medications will be continued throughout the pregnancy. NAIT is stated to be the most frequent cause of thrombocytopenia in the first few days of life in otherwise healthy term infants. This is called thrombocytopenia. Very few of these unexplained cases have been shown to be due to antibodies against minor HPA (such as HPA-6w and HPA-9w),70 and therefore, most groups do not recommend routine screening for these very low frequency HPA antigens in unexplained NAIT except in selected severe cases. Healthy infants born to healthy mothers can unexpectedly develop bleeding within the first 72 hours of life. Bussel J. In about one fourth of cases, the baby can experience spontaneous bleeding into the brain; in about one third of these cases, this leads to fetal death. Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (NAIT) is a blood-related disease that affects expectant mothers and their babies. And yet by performing spiritual exercises and stroke coronary flow velocity reserves and rheumatoid arthritis gout is about how to determine what may be inconclusive because the superficial membrane. After birth, treatment involves transfusion using platelets negative for the offending paternal antigen obtained from the mother and washed or from a random donor. NAIT is a rare condition that results from maternal platelet alloantibodies against the fetal/neonatal platelets resulting in neonatal/fetal thrombocytopenia. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. In about half of cases, the baby will be found to HPA-1 negative and there will be no further concerns in the pregnancy. In untreated cases, intracranial hemorrhage occurs in 10–20% of affected fetuses/neonates with a 15% fatality, and may present with fetal distress, encephalomalacia, intracranial cysts, and focal neurological exam including a full fontanelle, anemia, or poor feeding. Many maternal-fetal medicine specialists are reluctant to perform cordocentesis as a low platelet count in the baby can cause significant bleeding from the umbilical cord and other complications at the time of the procedure. Since red blood cells that are stored after donation contain very little of the liquid portion of the blood that contains the antibodies, mothers with these antibodies should be able to donate blood. A blood test on one of these patients will return as HPA-1b/1b. Identification and treatment needs to be immediate to avoid poor outcomes. However, the level of antibody in the mother’s blood cannot predict the chance of a baby developing thrombocytopenia or experiencing bleeding. Prednisone is usually well-tolerated, although it can be associated with diabetes in pregnancy, weight gain, mood changes and an increase in appetite. This procedure is usually done after about 15 weeks of pregnancy. Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (NAIT) results from maternal human platelet antibodies (HPA) against fetal platelet antigens inherited from the father. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2010;203:135.e1-14. This occurs in 10-20% of infants. Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia Maria Teresa Mella, Keith A Eddleman Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA Abstract: Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia occurs in one in 1,000–1,500 live births and is the most common cause of severe thrombocytopenia and intracranial hemorrhage in term infants. If all initial testing is normal, the baby should not be at risk for any long term problems. What is the term for what the mother has that causes NAIT? Fetal neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT), also known as neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT) or fetomaternal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FMAIT), is a rare condition which affects a baby’s platelets. Should I push for testing? The father of a previously affected fetus or neonate should also undergo platelet typing. Once at 32 weeks of gestation, the IVIg dose is increased to 2.0 g/kg weekly with corticosteroids. NAIT is relatively uncommon as a cause of neonatal thrombocytopenia in preterm neonates, as gestation-related and pregnancy-related causes predominate, but is one of the most common causes of severe thrombocytopenia in term neonates.42,44,69 NAIT usually presents in otherwise well-term neonates with unexplained bruising and purpura. Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT) is a bleeding disorder caused by transplacental transfer of maternal antibodies directed against fetal platelet antigens inherited from the father. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. Part of the difficulty in managing FNAIT is that 40%–60% of cases present unexpectedly during the first pregnancy.80 FNAIT is often a diagnosis of exclusion, as other causes of neonatal thrombocytopenia, such as sepsis, should be ruled out. This procedure is very much like amniocentesis, except that instead of inserting a needle into the bag of water around the baby, it is placed into the umbilical cord to get a sample of blood. In this case, the liquid part of the mother’s blood is put in the same tube as her partner’s platelets to see if there are antibodies present that will attack them. The reason your baby girl experienced Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia was that she was HPA-1 positive. However, paradoxically, these patients develop antibodies directed against their own platelets, either by fusion of the exogenous microparticles with their own platelets, or by a process in which exposure to foreign platelets leads to formation of autoantibodies. About 10% of HPA-1 negative women who have previously given birth to a HPA-1 positive child, have antibodies. Typically, the mother is negative for HPA-1a and often, but not always, positive for anti-HPA-1a antibodies (Kjeldsen-Kragh et al., 2007). Neonatal alloimmune neutropenia (NAIN, NAIN or NIN) is a neutrophil blood group antagonism, analogous to hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) and fetal/neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT). For most infants with NAIT, thrombocytopenia resolves over time as the passive antibody degrades (Bassler et al., 2008). We hope this booklet has answered many of the questions that you or your family may have concerning Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia. As the platelets drop, increased bruising, petechiae (small red dots on the skin), or bleeding may be noted. It is a direct result of the platelet alloimmunization in the mother. Therefore prenatal IVIG treatment has been investigated and has been found to increase fetal platelet counts (Bussel et al., 1988), although the beneficial effect on reducing intracranial hemorrhage is unclear. Often in the first pregnancy, there are no problems until the baby is born. The condition occurs when a fetus inherits cell surface … Neonatal Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia is due to maternal platelet autoantibodies (i.e. These antibodies are usually formed when the mother’s blood circulation comes in contact with blood from another person that is different from her own. 3. This situation occurs in about 25% of individuals that are HPA-1 positive. Pregnant women become sensitized to the platelet antigen, resulting in transplacental passage of antiplatelet antibodies that cause immune-mediated destruction of platelets and thrombocytopenia. How do I know if my body will "attack" the baby's platelets? What does neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia mean? If NAIT is diagnosed in an infant, future pregnancies typically undergo close monitoring, with testing of the father and, if indicated, the fetus. It occurs in 1:2000 to 1:3000 live births among Caucasians. This situation occurs in about 75% of individuals that are HPA-1 positive. In Caucasians, the antigens most frequently implicated include HPA-1a (PLA1) and HPA-5b (Bra). The symptoms are dependent on the platelet count. Not usually. If a previous unborn child had bleeding into the brain before seven months of pregnancy, then intravenous immune globulin is started as early as 10 weeks of pregnancy at a higher dose (two grams per kilogram of body weight). Platelet antibodies do not begin to cross to the unborn child until approximately ten weeks of pregnancy. This test directly measures the amount of platelets in the baby’s blood. Maternal platelet alloantibody detection and newborn platelet antigen typing can aid in the diagnosis postnatally; however, treatment including platelet transfusion may be necessary before the results are available. Even the first child may be affected, and intracranial hemorrhage is a feared and devastating complication. Maternal platelet count is generally normal. Patients may take two extra-strength acetaminophen tablets (Tylenol®) and an anti-histamine (Benadryl) before receiving intravenous immune globulin. This is repeated weekly. The exposure to antigen-positive fetal platelets results in maternal alloimmunization with subsequent production of immunoglobulin G (IgG) alloantibodies. Berkowitz RL, Bussel JB, McFarland JG. This occurs by chance, like a roll of the dice, when the sperm and egg meet. The liquid portion of her blood and red blood cells are then transferred back into her body. If his results return HPA-1a/1b, he is called “heterozygous”. When a patient needs a blood transfusion after surgery or a car accident, usually red blood cells are all that are needed. Laboratory diagnosis of NAIT is based on the presence of maternal platelet alloantibodies that bind paternal platelets. The platelet count is usually <30×109/L.70 The most serious complication of NAIT is ICH, which is associated with a high risk of severe neurodevelopmental problems, including cerebral palsy.70 ICH is estimated to occur in 10–20% of untreated pregnancies and may present from 20 weeks’ gestation until a few days after birth.58,66,70,71. Bleeding symptoms in the neonate with NAIT can include petechiae, hematoma, melena, hematuria, hematemesis, hemoptysis or, most significantly, intracranial hemorrhage. Though packed red cells are most commonly associated with PTP, transfusion of any blood component may precipitate this disorder. If the mother is HPA-1 negative, the test result will return  HPA-1b/1b. Platelet types are defined by antigens, substances or “factors” that exist on the surface of the cell. Also Known as (Alias) NATP, NAIT: Indications: NAIT: Method: Flow Cytometry, PCR, ELISA: Test Information: Platelet antibody crossmatch testing of maternal plasma with paternal platelets by flow cytometry, platelet antigen typing of both parents’ platelets by DNA (PCR) and Class I HLA antibody identification , and PAK-Lx or MAIPA (if warranted). One of the first steps in finding out whether platelet alloimmunization is present is to check the mother’s platelet type. The estimated prevalence of homozygosity for HPA-1b in whites is 2%.167 This would predict that NAIT would occur in 1 of 50 pregnancies. In those cases, the procedure would be performed after 32 weeks of gestation to document that the fetal platelet response to therapy has been adequate enough to safely permit a vaginal delivery to occur, and late enough in gestation to deliver a viable newborn if any complications occur. In this case he is called “homozygous” and all of his offspring with an HPA-1 negative partner can develop a low platelet count. However, they should inform the blood donation center that their blood has antibodies to platelets. Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAITP, NAIT, NATP or NAT) is a disease that affects babies in which the platelet count is decreased. Registered Charity Number 1161698. There is no reason why your baby cannot be breastfed. Infants with very low platelet counts are screened for ICH with cranial ultrasounds. What is the abbreviation for Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia? Platelet transfusions to the baby in the womb are not typically used as the primary treatment for Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia is during pregnancy. 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