Book Chapter

Bleeding disorders

Manuela Albisetti, Paul Monagle

NEONATAL HEMATOLOGY: PATHOGENESIS, DIAGNOSIS, AND MANAGEMENT OF HEMATOLOGIC PROBLEMS, 2ND EDITION | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2013

Abstract

Introduction Bleeding symptoms in the neonatal period usually present a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for treating physicians. Bleeding disorders may be due to either congenital or acquired coagulation disorders, and may be related to mortality or long-term morbidity when not appropriately and timely diagnosed. While severe congenital coagulation defects usually present in the first hours to days of life with distinct symptoms in otherwise well newborns, acquired coagulation disorders usually present in sick newborns with a variety of presentations and distinct etiologies that differ from older children and adults. In newborns, the diagnosis of coagulation abnormalities based upon pla..

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