So I do not think doctors actually say that Fibrinogen Defiency and Glanzmann Thrombasthenia are medically or scientifically cousins, but when I was reading about them I realized that they are very similar. If someone were to personify them as cartoon characters they’d be so similar that they could be cousins.
Both disorders cause blood to not clot causing very similar symptoms such as easy bruising and bleeding. People with Fibrinogen Deficiency are missing fibrinogen (AKA Factor I) a protein in the blood plasma that is needed in the body’s process of forming blood clots. In people with Glanzmann Thrombasthenia, they are missing the the proteins that make up receptors on blood platelets that are necessary in the process for making blood clots or it is not working properly.
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