Congenital Thrombasthenia In Children Welfare Teaching Hospital: A Descriptive Study

  • Obeida Amir Abid Specialist Pediatrician, Children Walefare Teaching Hospital, Medical City , C.A.B.P. , F.I.B.M.S (Pediatrics).
  • Lubna Foad Hussaia Specialist Pediatrician, Children Walefare Teaching Hospital, Medical City , C.A.B.P. , F.I.B.M.S (Pediatrics).
Keywords: hrombasthenia, epistaxis, platelet transfusion

Abstract

Background: Thrombasthenia is an inherited genetic disorder affecting platelets, which is characterized by spontaneous muco-cutaneous bleeding and abnormally prolonged bleeding in response to injury or trauma. Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the diagnosis and treatment of thrombasthenia in Children Welfare Teaching Hospital.
Type of the study: A cross-sectional study.
Methods: This descriptive study was performed on 66 patients with thrombasthenia from the first of October 2013 till the first of July 2015.The diagnosis of the disease was done by a wide spectrum of characteristics including family history, clinical manifestations, laboratory tests..
Results: The common manifestations of the disease at time of diagnosis were epistaxis in 23 patients (34.8%) and gum bleeding in 22 patients (33.3%) .Mostly established at age 1-10years.Family history was positive in most patients.hepatitis C was rare in our patients after platelet transfutions. Conclusions: : It is a rare hemorrhagic disease in our center, mostly presented as minor bleeding involving mainly mucocutaneous regions which appears at an early childhood with positive family history in most cases.

Published
2018-05-03