Congenital platelet function defects are problems with platelets, one of the blood elements needed for normal blood clotting. Congenital means present from birth.
Platelet storage pool disorder; Glanzmann's thrombasthenia; Bernard-Soulier syndrome; Platelet function defects - congenital
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
People with these disorders usually have a family history of a bleeding disorder that causes prolonged
Bernard-Soulier syndrome occurs when platelets lack a substance that sticks to the walls of blood vessels. This disorder may cause severe bleeding.
Glanzmann's thrombasthenia is a condition caused by the lack of a protein required for platelets to clump together. This disorder may also cause severe bleeding.
Platelet storage pool disorder is a mild defect that causes bruising. It is caused by faulty storage of substances inside platelets. These substances are usually released to help platelets function properly.