High prevalence of bleeders of unknown cause among patients with inherited mucocutaneous bleeding. A prospective study of 280 patients and 299 controls.

@article{Quiroga2007HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of bleeders of unknown cause among patients with inherited mucocutaneous bleeding. A prospective study of 280 patients and 299 controls.},
  author={Teresa Quiroga and Manuela Goycoolea and Olga Panes and Eduardo Aranda and Carlos Martinez and Sabine Belmont and Blanca Mu{\~n}oz and Pamela Z{\'u}{\~n}iga and Jaime Pereira and Diego Mezzano},
  journal={Haematologica},
  year={2007},
  volume={92 3},
  pages={357-65}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Mucocutaneous bleeding (MCB) is the main expression of inherited disorders of primary hemostasis. However, the relative prevalence of these disorders, their clinical differential diagnosis, and the proportion of patients with MCB of unknown cause (BUC) after an initial comprehensive laboratory testing are unknown. DESIGN AND METHODS We studied prospectively 280 consecutive patients with MCB and 299 matched controls, using strict inclusion and exclusion criteria. A… CONTINUE READING

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