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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: TINA | 2006/07/21

Q.

THROMBOCYTOPANIA

HI DOC. TEL ME WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ABOVE MENTIONED AND GLANZMANNS THROM. THE SINTOMS SOUND AXACTLY THE SAME. MY SON GOT GLANZMANSS THAT IS WHY I ASK.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Glanzmanns thromboasthenia is an inherited platelet disorder where the platelets do not function normally in their important role in the clotting mechanism of the blood. As a result bleeding into the skin and other areas can occur but is less severe than with thrombocytopenic purpura. Platelet transfusions may be needed from time to time. I am not sure whether there is any place for immunoglobulin transfusons in this condition but your haematologist will inform you regarding treatment.

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Posted by: tina | 2006/07/21

BUT WITH GLATZMANN PLATELET TRASFUSIONS IS ALSO NEEDED IN SEVERE BLEEDING. THROMBOCYTOPENIC ISMORE DANGEROUS THAN GLANZMANN. SORRY, BUT I DON;T UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE TWO DISEASES. WHAT CAUSES THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA. I' JUST SCARED THAT WHAT IF MY BABY HAVE THROMBOCYTOPENIC INSTEAD OF GLANZMANNS

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