We describe the obstetric management for a patient with Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS) and a previous cesarean delivery. The disease is characterized by oculocutaneous albinism, platelet storage dysfunction, and lipofuscin deposits in the reticuloendothelial system. Patients with the disorder are at high risk for major morbidity secondary to bleeding complications. The patient was a 22-year-old military spouse from Puerto Rico with HPS and a history of severe hemorrhage during cesarean delivery of her first child. In this report, we discuss the pathophysiologic features of HPS and the prophylactic administration of 1-deamino-8-arginine-vasopression during labor to minimize blood loss.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health