Bernard-Soulier Syndrome - Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Smitha S. Dutt
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Jan 25, 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which Doctor Should I Consult for Bernard-Soulier syndrome?

A family physician will assess the patient and take a medical history along with laboratory tests to confirm the diagnosis. The patient may then be referred to a hematologist.

2. Is there a dominant form of Bernard-Soulier syndrome?

There are few cases where Bernard-Soulier syndrome is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner.

3. What are the other names of Bernard-Soulier syndrome?

Bernard-Soulier syndrome is also known by other names such as congenital hemorrhagiparous thrombocytic dystrophy and hemorrhagiparous thrombocytic dystrophy.

4. How is Bernard-Soulier syndrome misdiagnosed?

Bernard-Soulier syndrome is sometimes misdiagnosed as immune thrombocytopenic purpura.

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