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Glanzmannís Thrombasthenia is a rare inherited blood clotting (coagulation)
disorder characterized by the impaired function of specialized red blood cells
(platelets) that are essential for proper blood clotting.† In effect the platelets
do not stick together adequately causing prolonged bleeding even from minor
injuries.† Symptoms of this disorder may include abnormal bleeding and/or hemorrhage.†
The symptoms are not progressive and may improve with age.† However, prolonged
untreated or unsuccessfully treated hemorrhaging associated with Glanzmannís
Thrombasthenia may be life threatening.
Children experience bruising which can be painful at times.† Epistaxis (nose
bleeds), bleeding in the mouth and gums, and menstrual bleeding can cause problems.
Platelet transfusions can be used in cases of serious bleeding.† However antibodies
against platelets can develop as a result of such transfusions.
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