Alternate Names : Clotting Disorders
What are the treatments for the condition?
Treatment can include:
aminocaproic acid to stabilize abnormal immature blood clots
intravenous drugs such as vasopressin or desmopression (DDAVP) to correct
medicines to reverse excessive bleeding
patches that contain thrombin to treat excess bleeding
transfusions of blood components, such as platelets
Treatment of the associated or underlying illness might include intravenous
gamma globulin, corticosteroids, chemotherapy, and various treatments for
infection. Treatment for bleeding disorders can be simple or complex and often
requires a team of medical specialists.
What are the side effects of the treatments?
Transfusion of blood components can cause a transfusion reaction. This reaction
can include fever, skin
rash, destruction of red blood cells, or severe allergic reactions. Transfusion also carries a
very small risk of infection with serious diseases, such as HIV and hepatitis. All medicines have side
effects, such as allergic reactions and stomach upset. Specific side
effects depend on the medicine used.
What happens after treatment for the condition?
Some people may need repeated transfusions or infusions of
How is the condition monitored?
The individual will have repeat visits to the healthcare provider
until the blood disorder is resolved. The provider may order regular blood
tests. Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the healthcare