LOUIS LEVY II, M.D.
In 1926 von Willebrand1 described a familial bleeding tendency affecting both sexes and characterized by a prolonged bleeding time, accompanied by a normal coagulation time and platelet count. Prior and subsequent to this report there appeared many descriptions of atypical hemorrhagic diatheses. Glanzmann2 and others3, 4 described an hereditary bleeding tendency, appearing in persons of both sexes, whose blood exhibited deficient clot retraction with a normal bleeding time, clotting time, and number of platelets. Buckman5 investigated a familial hemorrhagic diathesis affecting males and females who had a prolongation of their bleeding and clotting times. A family of male and female
LEVY L. NON-HEMOPHILIC HEREDITARY HEMORRHAGIC DIATHESIS: REPORT OF A FAMILY OF BLEEDERS1. Ann Intern Med. ;27:96–102. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-1-96
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(1):96-102.
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