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Management of Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome in pregnancy and review of literature
  1. Freya Van Avermaete1,
  2. Joke Muys2,
  3. Yves Jacquemyn3
  1. 1Universiteit Antwerpen Faculteit geneeskunde en gezondheidswetenschappen, Wilrijk, Belgium
  2. 2University Hospital Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
  3. 3Department of Obstetrics, UZA, Edegem, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Professor Yves Jacquemyn, yves.jacquemyn{at}


We report on the obstetric outcome of a woman aged 27 years with Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS). She underwent a caesarean section after failed induction of labour. Platelet transfusion was administered in a set schedule for 36 hours, starting 2 hours before delivery. The child had good Apgar scores and there were no significant problems of prolonged bleeding during the procedure. 72 hours postpartum, a haematoma developed at the site of the wound, subsequently complicated by a secondary infection for which she received antibiotics. Wound care was provided in an outpatient setting during 2 weeks, in which the infection stabilised and responded to the treatment. Mother and child could leave the hospital after 6 days.

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  • Contributors YJ identified the case and revised the paper. JM managed the case and revised the paper. FVA wrote the article and performed the literature search. She is the guarantor.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.