Book Chapter

Hemostatic abnormalities

M Albisetti, M Andrew, P Monagle

Neonatal Hematology | Published : 2005


Introduction Hemostatic abnormalities can be considered as either congenital or acquired and can be classified as hemorrhagic or thromboembolic disorders. In newborns, the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of hemorrhagic and thromboembolic disorders differ from those in older infants and children, likely reflecting profound differences of the hemostatic system at birth. While severe congenital hemostatic defects usually present in the first hours to days of life with distinct symptoms in otherwise well newborns, acquired hemostatic disorders usually present in sick newborns with a variety of presentations and distinct etiologies that differ from older children and adults. In n..

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