Published: 2016-12-16

Pregnancy in two patients of Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia: a rare case report

Sujata Singh, Sasmita Swain, Lucy Das, R. K. Jena, Om Avishek Das, Balaram Sahoo, Soubhagya Ranjan Subudhi, Kapila Suguna Deepti


Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia (GT) is inherited platelet disorder with an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance. Though, quantitatively normal, the aggregation ability of platelets is reduced in this condition. Pregnancy and delivery are rare in these patients and have been associated with a high risk of severe postpartum hemorrhage. We describe two GT here 1st case was a primigravida, who was diagnosed to have GT 11 yrs back and was admitted as a term pregnancy which was terminated by elective caesarean section and was was successfully managed by platelet transfusion. 2nd case was a 24 year old lady got diagnosed as GT during the evaluation of frequent mucocutaneous bleed. Her antenatal management was like that of normal pregnancy. She was hospitalized 6 weeks prior to expected date of delivery. Elective LSCS (Lower Segment Caesarean Section) was done and was managed with 4 units of single donor platelet (SDP) without any other complication.


Glanzmann's thrombasthenia, Gum bleeding, Pregnancy, Single donor platelet transfusion

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