Blood Cells Mol Dis 2021 Mar 4;89:102560. Epub 2021 Mar 4.
The Israeli National Hemophilia Center and Thrombosis Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel; Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel; Amalia Biron Research Institute of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Electronic address:
Introduction: Glanzmann thrombasthenia (GT) is a severe inherited platelet function disorder (IPFD), presenting with bleeding diathesis and impaired platelet aggregation, is caused by mutations in the genes ITGA2B or ITGB3.
Aim: We aimed to study the genetic cause of IPFD mimicking GT.
Methods: During 2017-2019, 16 patients were referred to our tertiary center with bleeding symptoms, impaired platelet aggregation and normal platelet count and size. Read More