Case Report

Glanzmann thrombasthenia presenting with corpus luteum hemorrhagicum: a case report

  • A. Avni Atay
  • S. Tolga Yavuz
  • A. Emin Kürekçi
  • S. Temel Ceyhan
  • Okan Özcan

Received Date: 14.07.2006 Accepted Date: 09.11.2006 Gulhane Med J 2007;49(1):49-51

Glanzmann thrombasthenia is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of platelet function that is characterized by prolonged bleeding time, and normal platelet count and morphology. It is caused by the deficiency or abnormality of the platelet glycoprotein IIb-IIIa. Thrombastenia is typically diagnosed by mucocutaneous bleeding in neonatal or infantile period. In further ages, common clinical manifestations include epistaxis, gingival bleeding, menorrhagia, gastrointestinal bleeding and hematuria. An unusual case of Glanzmann thrombasthenia who initially presented with "corpus luteum hemorrhagicum" is reported herein.

Keywords: Corpus luteum hemorrhagicum, Glanzmann thrombasthenia