The diagnosis of Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia is often missed because it shares symptoms with other acquired platelet disorders and von Willebrand disease.1,2
Know the Signs of Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia.
Glanzmann's thrombasthenia (GT) is a rare bleeding disorder that requires careful diagnosis.1 For a clinical resource on a diagnostic algorithm for GT, reach out to your Novo Nordisk Representative.
Diagnosing Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia can be difficult.
Common symptoms for Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia include:3
Heavy menstrual bleeding
Easy bruising, purpura, and petechiae
How do GT patients usually present?
2.5 year-old patient presented to emergency department with >1-hour episode of severe epistaxis and history of recurrent epistaxis (~2-3 bleeding episodes per month).4,a
14 year-old patient presented with heavy menstrual bleeding requiring 10 tampons per day. The patient had a history of gingival bleeding and epistaxis and was diagnosed with GT at 8 years old.5,a
18 year-old patient presented with an average hemoglobin of 3.6 g/dL over the past 6 months from chronic gingival bleeding alone. The patient was diagnosed at 2 years old and has a history of chronic gingivitis and associated gum bleeds since early childhood.6,a
aThese are actual patient cases.
See a diagnostic algorithm for Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia.
It is important to include GT in the differential diagnosis.1 Reach out to your local Novo Nordisk Representative to walk through our digital algorithm and treatment considerations.
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