oa Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Bleeding problems in a patient with Williams syndrome
|Article Title||Bleeding problems in a patient with Williams syndrome|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg Hospital, W. Cape|
|Publication Date||Apr 1997|
|Pages||97 - 100|
|Keyword(s)||Cardiology, Case report, Clinical course, Paediatrics, Pathology, Patient presentation, Radiology and Williams-Beuren syndrome|
Williams syndrome is a multisystem disorder caused by a quantitative reduction in elastin. The cardiovascular anomalies often require extensive surgery. We descriptionbe a bleeding tendency in a child with Williams syndrome. Health care workers managing such patients should be aware of possible bleeding tendencies in children with Williams syndrome and be prepared for prolonged bleeding during investigative and surgical procedures.
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