Disease Information for Sebastian platelet syndrome (22q11.2)

Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Diagnostic Blood Smear
Flow cytometry tests/abnormal (Lab)
Giant abnormal platelets/smear (Lab)
Granulocyte Inclusions
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Bleeding time, Duke (Lab)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Disease Mechanism & Classification
CLASS/Platelet disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology/Gene locus 22q11.2
Pathophysiology/Gene locus chromosome 22
Pathophysiology/Gene locus Chromosome 22q
Pathophysiology/Gene Locus Identified/OMIM database
Pathophysiology/Genomic indentifiers (polymorphism/snip/mutations)
Pathophysiology/Platelet amplification activation defect
PROCESS/Autosomal dominant hereditary disease (ex).
PROCESS/Eponymic (category)
PROCESS/Hereditary Multiple anomalies syndrome [EX]
PROCESS/Hereditofamilial (category)

Gene locus 22q11_2; Sebastian Platelet Syndrome: A Hereditary Macrothrombocytopenia; Sebastian platelet syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by macrothrombocytopenia with granulocyte inclusions similar to those in patients with Fechtner platelet syndrome but without evidence of hereditary

nephritis and sensorineural hearing loss that characterizes the latter; Although by light microscopy the granulocyte inclusions in these disorders appear morphologically

similar to those found in May-Hegglin anomaly,

another autosomal dominant macrothrombocytopenia, by electron microscopy the inclusions are distinct; Studies of platelet function usually suggest normal or near-normal platelet function, although mild bleeding symptoms can be associated with each of these disorders; We describe a 38- year-old woman and her 11-year-old daughter who presented with lifelong histories of mild thrombocytopenia and easy bruising; Detailed hemostatic studies showed prolonged bleeding times in the child and the mother, with the child having absent secondary wave platelet aggregation responses to epinephrine, also reflected by testing with the platelet function analyzer (PFA-100 device); The mother’s hemostatic studies were normal including platelet aggregometry, PFA- 100 testing, and platelet flow cytometry; By light microscopy the blood smears of both individuals showed neutrophil inclusions, and their platelets were mildly enlarged but were not giant; Electron microscopy showed the neutrophil inclusions seen in classic Sebastian platelet syndrome or Fechtner platelet syndrome; These 2 cases expand the description of Sebastian platelet syndrome to include individuals with large but not giant platelets and mild or minimal thrombocytopenia; The differential diagnosis of hereditary thrombocytopenias is reviewed briefly; [Mayo Clin Proc. 2003;78:1416-1421]


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