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What is May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia?

What is May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia?

  • May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia: 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.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia: Introduction

Types of May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia:

Broader types of May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia:

How serious is May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia?

Prognosis of May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia: 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 thrombocytopenia: see complications of May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia

What causes May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia?

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

What are the symptoms of May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia?

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

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

May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia: Hematologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia.
Treatments for May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia: see treatments for May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia

Name of May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia

Main name of condition: May-Hegglin thrombocytopenia


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