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Glanzmann Thrombasthenia

Abstract

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NORD is very grateful to Barry S. Coller, MD, David Rockefeller Professor of Medicine; Head, Allen and Frances Adler Laboratory of Blood and Vascular Diseases, The Rockefeller University, for assistance in the preparation of this report.

Synonyms of Glanzmann Thrombasthenia

  • diacyclothrombopathia IIb-IIIa
  • Glanzmann disease
  • Glanzmann-Naegeli syndrome
  • Glanzmann thrombasthenia
  • Glanzmann thrombasthenia, type A
  • glycoprotein complex IIb/IIIa, deficiency of
  • GP IIb-IIIa complex, deficiency of
  • GTA
  • platelet fibrinogen receptor deficiency
  • thrombasthenia
  • thrombasthenia of Glanzmann and Naegeli

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Glanzmann thrombasthenia (GT) is a rare inherited blood clotting (coagulation) disorder characterized by the impaired function of specialized cells (platelets) that are essential for proper blood clotting. Symptoms of this disorder usually include abnormal bleeding, which may be severe. Prolonged untreated or unsuccessfully treated hemorrhaging associated with Glanzmann thrombasthenia may be life threatening.

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