Glanzmann Thrombasthenia

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Diacyclothrombopathia IIb-IIIa
  • Glanzmann Disease
  • Glanzmann Thrombasthenia
  • Glanzmann Thrombasthenia, Type A
  • Glanzmann-Naegeli Syndrome
  • 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

  • None

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.

Resources

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
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NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Information Center
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Fax: (301)251-1223
Email: nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
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Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
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Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Glanzmann’s Research Foundation
3563 Granite Way
Augusta, GA 30907
Tel: (706)533-4818
Email: CureGT@comcast.net or Helen@Glanzmanns.com

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