This paper presents data on the occurrence and pattern of inherited bleeding syndromes (IBS) in Jordan, a hitherto unexplored problem. In 1978, during the first 12 months of a prospective study at a major medical center, 91 patients from 51 families were diagnosed as having IBS. All patients were referred because of moderate-to-severe bleeding diatheses; they included 52 hemophiliacs, 27 patients with von Willebrand’s disease, 4 with hemophilia B (IX-deficit), 2 with afibrinogenemia, 1 with prothrombin deficiency, and 4 were thought to have platelet dysfunction. The clinical and laboratory features of the patients observed in Jordan do not seem to be significantly different from those of patients in Western Europe or North America.

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