Erythropoietin alkalmazása terhességben: irodalmi áttekintés két eset kapcsán.

Translated title of the contribution: Use of erythropoietin in pregnancy: review of the literature in connection with 2 cases

J. Mátyus, G. Kakuk, Z. Tóth, L. Ujhelyi, I. Kárpáti, J. Aranyosi, G. Bacskó, A. Szentkuti

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Recently a growing number of case reports has been published about successful pregnancy outcome of dialysed women on recombinant human erythropoietin therapy. During pregnancy the maternal demand for erythropoietin may undergo changes, with consideration of recombinant human erythropoietin therapy in the early stage of renal insufficiency, as is shown by our two reported cases. The use of recombinant human erythropoietin seems to be safe for the foetus: it does not cross the placental barrier, and therefore lacks any direct foetal effect. The treatment of anaemia with recombinant human erythropoietin carries benefits for both the mother and foetus. One of the most important preconditions for successful recombinant human erythropoietin therapy is adequate iron supplementation. Due to the increased risk of pregnancy induced hypertension or preeclampsia, there is a need for slow and gradual correction of anaemia, and an individually tailored target hematocrit. A close follow up of he patient by the obstetrical-nephrological team is essential, with the intensive monitoring of the fetuses. In some cases with normal renal function the stimulation of erythropoiesis with recombinant human erythropoietin may also be needed during the pregnancy.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)1787-1790
Number of pages4
JournalOrvosi hetilap
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - Jul 13 1997


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Mátyus, J., Kakuk, G., Tóth, Z., Ujhelyi, L., Kárpáti, I., Aranyosi, J., Bacskó, G., & Szentkuti, A. (1997). Erythropoietin alkalmazása terhességben: irodalmi áttekintés két eset kapcsán. Orvosi hetilap, 138(28), 1787-1790.