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What is Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia?
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Glanzmann's thrombasthenia is an extremely rare, autosomal recessive disorder of the blood, in which the platelets lack GPIIb/IIIa. Hence, no fibrinogen bridging can occur, and bleeding time is significantly prolonged.   more



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Blood, 15 October 2005, Vol. 106, No. 8, pp. 2596.

Blood Journal Home Page.

Viral rescue of murine
Glanzmann thrombasthenia

Jerry Ware
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES

The platelet integrin receptor is central to the platelet's role in hemostasis and its absence results in the human bleeding disorder, Glanzmann thrombasthenia (GT). In this issue of Blood, Fang and colleagues describe ex vivo viral transduction of mouse hematopoietic stem cells and determine the in vivo efficiency required to rescue the GT phenotype in a mouse model of the disorder.      more


Preventing Iron Deficiency Anemia

Iron deficiency is still a big problem today. In fact, the World Health Organization lists iron deficiency as one of the 'Top Ten Risk Factors Contributing to Death'. more



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Novo Nordisk Says EU OKs NovoSeven For Two New Treatments
Thursday February 19, 7:49 am ET

COPENHAGEN - Danish pharmaceuticals company Novo Nordisk A/S said Thursday the European Commission has approved NovoSeven for two new treatments. NovoSeven (Eptacog alfa (activated)) was approved for the control of bleeding in patients with factor VII deficiency and Glanzmanns thrombasthenia refractory to platelet transfusions.  more
November 24, 2003
British Journal Recommends Immunization for Patients with Bleeding Disorders

The British journal Haemophilia outlined investigators' recommendations appropriate for patients with bleeding disorders, saying..." more


Glanzmanns Thrombasthenia (GT) is caused by a deficiency of a protein on the surface of the platelet, called Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa. As a result, platelets fail to form a plug at the site of an injury. more
Research Is being done by various organizations. Because of the rarity of the disease, funds for research are rare also. more
Stories about people with GT:

    At first glance, Julia Smith's curly golden hair, huge blue eyes and Cupid's bow lips bring to mind a life-size porcelain doll. But the bruises that dot the 2-year-old's body from head to toe tell a different story. Julia was born with a rare, incurable bleeding disorder called Glanzmann's thrombasthenia.

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