A patient who had developed a factor VIII antibody three weeks after the birth of her first baby became pregnant for the second time 10 weeks later. The pregnancy was normal apart from extensive spontaneous bruising during the first two months. This bleeding tendency disappeared in the third month of gestation and the antibody became undetectable during the eighth month. It has not reappeared seven months later. An unexplained long bleeding time and low platelet count were noted during the last trimester. The literature on postpartum coagulation inhibitors is reviewed.
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