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Glanzmann thrombasthenia (GT) is an inherited genetic disorder affecting platelets, which is characterized by spontaneous mucocutaneous bleeding and abnormally prolonged bleeding in response to injury or trauma. The underlying defect is failure of platelet aggregation due to qualitative and/or quantitative deficiency of platelet integrin αIIbβ3 resulting(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency and clinical features of bleeding disorders in the tribe as a result of consanguineous marriages. DESIGN Cross Sectional Study INTRODUCTION Countries in which consanguinity is a normal practice, these rare autosomal recessive disorders run in close families and tribes. Here we describe a family, living in village Ali(More)
BACKGROUND Transfusion-transmitted infections threaten the safety of patients requiring blood transfusion, which in turn imposes serious challenges for the availability of safe blood products that are still affordable in health care systems with limited resources. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of transfusion-transmitted infections in(More)
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