Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia In Pregnancy; A Case and Review of The Literature

  • Shakeel Ahmed Faiz Department of Obs / Gynae, Azad Jammu and Kashmir Medical College, Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir
  • Misbah Shakeel House Officer Obs / Gynae, Pakistan Railway Teaching Hospital, Rawalpindi
Keywords: Ectopia cordis, omphalocele, pentalogy of Cantrell, thoraco-abdominal wall defect


We present an unusual case in which a primigravida patient with Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia underwent uneventful pregnancy but unfortunately fetus died due to fetal ascites and heart problem. The patient received 10 units of single donor platelets, DDA VP, recombinant factor VII, Tranexamic acid and huge doses of oxytocin during delivery and in the postpartum period. In addition, we review the literature pertaining to pregnancy and Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia with an emphasis on intrapartum prophylactic management. Ethical approval for the article was obtained from the hospital ethical committee.     

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