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Glanzmann thrombasthenia – presenting as prolonged severe bleeding following minor trauma

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RN Morawakkorala ,

Registrar in paediatrics, LK
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AMRD Senarathana,

Registrar in paediatrics, LK
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ACD de Alwis,

Consultant Paediatrician, 3Consultant Haematalogist, General Hospital Ratnapura, LK
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V Rathnamalala

Consultant Paediatrician, 3Consultant Haematalogist, General Hospital Ratnapura, LK
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Abstract

Glanzmann thrombasthenia (GT) is an inherited
haemorrhagic disorder characterized by a severe
reduction in, or absence of, platelet aggregation in
response to multiple agonists due to qualitative or
quantitative abnormalities of platelet glycoprotein
(GP) 11b and/or 111a. Glanzmann, a Swiss
paediatrician, described a group of patients with
haemorrhagic symptoms especially of nasopharynx in
1918.

Key words: Glanzmann thrombasthenia

DOI = 10.4038/sljch.v35i1.8

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2006; 35: 36-7

How to Cite: Morawakkorala, R., Senarathana, A., de Alwis, A. and Rathnamalala, V., 2008. Glanzmann thrombasthenia – presenting as prolonged severe bleeding following minor trauma. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 35(1), pp.36–37. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v35i1.8
Published on 23 Sep 2008.
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