Bleeding Disorders

Bleeding disorders are broadly classified as congenital (inherited) or acquired:

  • Congenital bleeding disorders are caused by defects or damage in a developing fetus. Congenital defects can be due to inherited abnormalities in genes or chromosomes or to intrauterine conditions, such as infections.
  • Acquired bleeding disorders are those that develop or spontaneously occur in the individual.

Von Willebrand Disease

Hemophilia A

Hemophilia B

Fibrinogen Deficiency

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3. Peyvandi F, Palla R. Fibrinogen concentrates. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol 2009;7(12):788-90.


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