A mother with pregnancy-induced hypertension may give birth an infant with neutropenia.


Risk factors:

(1) intra-uterine growth retardation

(2) severe maternal hypertension, including eclampsia

(3) maternal HELLP syndrome


Clinical and laboratory features:

(1) The mother has a history of pregnancy-induced hypertension.

(2) The neonate is found to have neutropenia with or without thrombocytopenia.

(3) No other explanation can explain the neutropenia better.



(1) infection

(2) excessive workup


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