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Glanzmann Thrombasthenia is a rare inherited disorder that affects the blood clotting. Symptoms of the condition are abnormal bleeding even for small wounds and hurts. The condition can be life threatening when not treated properly. The symptoms usually begin at birth. There may be increased nose bleeding, bleeding of gums and easy bruising.
HOW IS GLANZMANN THROMBASTHENIA DIAGNOSED?
Haematologists may order for platelet aggregation tests, complete blood count and tests for detecting partial thromboplastin time and prothrombin time for confirming diagnosis of Glanzmann Thrombasthenia.
HOW IS GLANZMANN THROMBASTHENIA TREATED?
There are no specific treatments of Glanzmann Thrombasthenia. Doctors may perform blood transfusion or injections of donor blood to make up for blood loss due to bleeding. Damaged platelets are replaced with normal platelets for minimizing bruising and bleeding. It is a long-term disease without cure causing complications like chronic anaemia and neurological problems
DID YOU KNOW?
Scientists are still researching in the exact cause of Glanzmann Thrombasthenia