Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia: A Rare Bleeding Disorder
Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia (GT) is a rare, autosomal recessive bleeding disorder characterized by prolonged bleeding time and impairment in aggregation of platelets and impairment in clot retraction. The physiological defect includes impairment of glycoprotein receptor’s (GPIIb/IIIa complex) present on platelet membrane which mediates platelet aggregation through fibrinogen binding. Purpose of this study is to get all of us know about this rare condition. A 16-year old female patient presented with repeated episodes of menstrual bleeding since 4years. She was a k/c/o Glanzmann's thrombasthenia. She was treated with antifibrinolytics, IV fluids and then discharged. Early diagnosis and proper supportive care are the measures for prognosis of Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia.
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