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Bernard-Soulier syndrome is a platelet function disorder caused by an abnormality in the genes for glycoprotein. The syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder where both parents are carriers of the abnormal gene. The symptoms are generally noticed during childhood. The various symptoms include: • Easy bruising • Bleeding from gums and nose • Heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding • Abnormal bleeding after surgery, circumcision, or dental work • Vomiting blood or passing blood in stool.
HOW IS BERNARD-SOULIER SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
The following tests may be ordered by Cardiologists for diagnosing Bernard-Soulier Syndrome: • Complete blood count • Bleeding time/platelet function analyzer • Platelet aggregation studies • Flow cytometry
HOW IS BERNARD-SOULIER SYNDROME TREATED?
People affected with this syndrome require treatment during surgical procedures. The other methods of treatment are: • Antifibrinolytic drugs • Recombinant • Desmopressin • Fibrin sealants • Hormonal contraceptives • Iron replacement • Platelet transfusions