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Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon


Synonyms of Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon
  • hemangioma thrombocytopenia syndrome
  • KMS
  • thrombocytopenia-hemangioma syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon is a rare association of profound thrombocytopenia associated with two rare vascular tumors: kaposiform hemangioendotheliomas and tufted angiomas. The profound thrombocytopenia can cause life threatening bleeding and progress to a disseminated coagulopathy in patients with these tumors.

    Organizations related to Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon
    • Hemangioma Support System
      c/o Cynthia Schumerth
      DePere WI 54115
      Phone #: 920-336-9399
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
      31 Center Drive MSC 2480
      Bethesda MD 20892-2480
      Phone #: 301-592-8573
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/
    • National Organization of Vascular Anomalies
      PO Box 0358
      Findlay OH 45840-0358
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: Khall@mail.novanews.org
      Home page: http://www.novanews.org



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