DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20214673

Von Willebrand disease in pregnancy: a case report

Rashmi A. G., Riya Kumar, Dayamayi A. S., Spandana Nallapilli

Abstract


Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is a hereditary bleeding disorder that can be severe and potentially life-threatening, particularly in pregnant women during labor and subsequently during early puerperium. There is no optimal treatment or management for this disorder. Hence, all efforts aim at early diagnosis and the focus is mainly on minimising and controlling blood loss. We described the case of a woman in the post-partum period with severe VWD, admitted in the obstetrics and gynaecology ward at Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore. Prompt diagnosis, initiation of pre-partum and intra-partum Von Willebrand factor (VWF)/clotting factor replacement therapy, vigilant post-partum monitoring of blood loss and systematic follow up will help expedite recovery and prevent adverse outcomes.


Keywords


Von Willebrand disease, Pregnancy, Postpartum hemorrhage, Bleeding disorder, Blood products

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