Case Report

Peripartum Management of a Pregnant with Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia: A Case Report


  • Seda Ateş
  • Taner Molla
  • Fulya Özkal
  • Güven Çetin
  • Gökçen Başaranoğlu
  • Banu Dane

Received Date: 17.01.2014 Accepted Date: 28.02.2014 Med Bull Haseki 2014;52(3):208-211

In this study, we aimed to present the case of a patient with Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia (GT) which is a hereditary disorder characterized by defective platelet function. A twenty-six-year old woman with GT who underwent cesarean section due to labor arrest and persisting vaginal bleeding despite receiving 18 unit of random platelet concentrates, 6 units of apheresis platelet concentrates, and 2 units of erythrocyte suspension. Since patients with GT are at high risk for massive bleeding during and after delivery, they should give birth under close monitoring in advanced healthcare centers where experienced hematologists are available.

Keywords: Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia, pregnancy, platelet transfusion, delivery

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