Hemangioma thrombocytopenia syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Kasabach Merritt syndrome
- Thrombocytopenia-hemangioma syndrome
- Kasabach Merritt phenomenon
thrombocytopenia in association with two rare vascular tumors: kaposiform hemangioendotheliomas and tufted angiomas. The profound thrombocytopenia can cause life threatening bleeding and progress to a disseminated coagulopathy in patients with these tumors. The condition typically occurs in early infancy or childhood, although prenatal cases (diagnosed with the aid of ultrasonography), newborn presentations, and rare adult cases have been reported.Hemangioma thrombocytopenia syndrome is characterized by profound
Last updated: 10/19/2010
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