Bleeding problems in a patient with Williams syndrome

Riphagen S.D. ; Kalis N.N. ; Van Der Merwe P.-L. ; Mansvelt E.P.G. (1997)


Williams syndrome is a multisystem disorder caused by a quantitative reduction in elastin. The cardiovascular anomalies often require extensive surgery. We describe 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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