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Question: platlets function defect


 waheed 123 - Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:29 am

hi all
i m new member
i have aproblem of platelte function defect since barth. my initial and later test show glazman,s thrombosthenia
i m now 21 yr . i m ok but at night there is a problem of bleed from teeth . if any one has an easy and good solution please reply .with complete detils
thanks for this beautiful forum
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:40 am

User avatar Hello,Glanzmann thrombasthenia is also known as weak platelet disease.Platelets are small cells which help to control bleeding.In this rare condition affecting iraqi,and arab descent population, leads individual platelets unable to aggregate plug a bleeding area even though they may be present in adequate numbers.Minor injuries can lead to bleeding like of gums,nose and in females, during menstruation excessive bleeding.
Platelets transfusions help but then slowly even these cells develop resistence and become weak.Administration of recombinat factor viia is a newer therapeutic option.
Best wishes.

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