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What is May-Hegglin Anomaly?

What is May-Hegglin Anomaly?

  • May-Hegglin Anomaly: A rare inherited blood disorder involving abnormalities in some of the blood components (platelets and certain leukocytes). Some patients develop bleeding problems whereas other remain asymptomatic.

May-Hegglin Anomaly is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that May-Hegglin Anomaly, or a subtype of May-Hegglin Anomaly, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

May-Hegglin Anomaly: Introduction

Types of May-Hegglin Anomaly:

Broader types of May-Hegglin Anomaly:

How serious is May-Hegglin Anomaly?

Prognosis of May-Hegglin Anomaly: The prognosis is variable with the severity of bleeding symptoms being variable. The biggest danger is complications arising from excessive bleeding resulting from surgical or dental procedures or from a severe physical trauma. Care needs to be taken to avoid medications such as aspirin that can reduce platelet function. Many patients also have problems with hearing at high frequencies and tend to develop cataracts.
Complications of May-Hegglin Anomaly: see complications of May-Hegglin Anomaly

What causes May-Hegglin Anomaly?

Causes of May-Hegglin Anomaly: see causes of May-Hegglin Anomaly

What are the symptoms of May-Hegglin Anomaly?

Symptoms of May-Hegglin Anomaly: see symptoms of May-Hegglin Anomaly

Complications of May-Hegglin Anomaly: see complications of May-Hegglin Anomaly

May-Hegglin Anomaly: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for May-Hegglin Anomaly.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and May-Hegglin Anomaly.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for May-Hegglin Anomaly: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for May-Hegglin Anomaly.
Treatments for May-Hegglin Anomaly: see treatments for May-Hegglin Anomaly
Research for May-Hegglin Anomaly: see research for May-Hegglin Anomaly

Name and Aliases of May-Hegglin Anomaly

Main name of condition: May-Hegglin Anomaly

Other names or spellings for May-Hegglin Anomaly:

Hegglin disease, Dohle bodies-myelopathy, leukocytic inclusions with platelet abnormality, MHA, Macrothrombocytopenia with leukocyte inclusions, Dohle leukocyte inclusions with giant platelets

Dohle leukocyte inclusions with giant platelets Source - Diseases Database

Dohle leukocyte inclusions with giant platelets, MHA, Macrothrombocytopenia with leukocyte inclusions
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

May-Hegglin Anomaly: Related Conditions

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