Other Bleeding Disorders
Apart from haemophilia and von Willebrand disease, there are also other rare inherited bleeding disorders.
Rare clotting factor deficiencies are caused when a particular factor or protein in the blood that helps blood to clot is lower than normal, missing or doesn’t work properly.
In inherited platelet function disorders, the platelet plug does not form properly, leading to a tendency to bleed for longer than normal or bruise easily. Since platelets have many roles in blood clotting, platelet function disorders can range from mild to severe. Examples include Glanzmann thrombasthenia and Bernard-Soulier syndrome.
The following web sites have more detailed information on other inherited bleeding disorders:
World Federation of Hemophilia - See the About Bleeding Disorders section
Canadian Hemophilia Society – Bleeding disorders – Other factor deficiencies
Canadian Hemophilia Society – Bleeding disorders – Platelet function disorders
What are rare clotting factor deficiencies? World Federation of Hemophilia, Montreal, Canada, 2009.
Statistics on other bleeding disorders in Australia are available in:
Australian Bleeding Disorders Registry Annual Report 2019-20 [PDF, 2.4MB]
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Date last reviewed: August 2021