Human genes for hemorrhagic disease
Hemorrhagic disease [DOID:2213]
In medicine (hematology), bleeding diathesis (or bleeding tendency or predisposition or haemorrhagic diatheses) is an unusual susceptibility to bleeding (hemorrhage) mostly due to hypocoagulability, in turn caused by a coagulopathy (a defect in the system of coagulation). Several types are distinguished, ranging from mild to lethal. Also, bleeding diathesis can be caused by thinning of the skin or impaired wound healing.
Synonyms: hemorrhagic disease, DOID:2213, hemorrhagic disorder, hemorrhagic syndrome, Hemorrhagic diathesis