Inherited coagulation disorders
How is it diagnosed?
Accurate collection of a personal and family history by a specialist can eliminate the suspicion of hemorrhagic diathesis or hereditary thrombophilia. Then the diagnosis is made by conducting special laboratory tests to identify individual defects.
How is it treated?
In the case of haemorrhagic diathesis, plasma or recombinant concentrates of the individual coagulation factors are available that can be infused on the occasion of haemorrhagic manifestations or prophylactically to prevent their occurrence. For less severe forms, drugs such as DDAVP and antifibrinolytics can also be used as needed. In the case of thrombophilia, it is possible to establish a temporary anticoagulant prophylaxis on the occasion of conditions of increased thrombotic risk (prolonged immobilization, surgery). An anticoagulant therapy, the duration of which must be reassessed over time, is reserved only for cases that in association with the thrombophilic state have suffered thrombotic episodes.