Fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia is considered to be one of the rarest known diseases, occurring in 1 in 800 live births.

The disease occurs in the fetus or new-born baby when the mother’s antibodies attack and destroy the baby’s platelets. Bleeding episodes affecting the brain are a significant risk, occurring in 20 percent of reported deaths.

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