Webinar Title: Rare Bleeding Disorder Manifestations in Women and Girls 

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Webinar Faculty: Dr. Amy D. Shapiro, Dr. Sweta Gupta, and Dr. Suchitra S. Acharya

Young girls and women with rare bleeding disorders (RBD) like PAI-1 Deficiency and Type 2M VWD may experience heavy menstrual bleeding, antenatal and postpartum bleeding of varying severities. An accurate diagnosis is essential in the care of these patients. However, due to the rarity of these disorders, the diagnosis is challenging as they can masquerade as other bleeding disorders unless there is a high index of clinical suspicion.

Additionally, there are some syndromes associated with thrombocytopenia, inherited platelet disorders, factor deficiencies, connective tissue disorders, and vascular abnormalities, which pose a real risk of bleeding for women associated with trauma or surgeries. The risk of bleeding is not often an obvious feature of the syndrome and not well documented. Therefore understanding the hemostatic abnormalities associated with these various congenital syndromes would be important to prepare a patient prior to a major surgical procedure and avoid prolonged bleeding and /or unnecessary use of products to prevent bleeding.

Participants in this Webinar will be able to describe these rare disorders as well as the laboratory diagnostic pitfalls. And they will be able to discuss the current best practices in the treatment and management of women and young girls with these rare disorders.