Bleeding disorders: A general approach

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Patients with bleeding disorders may present in a variety of ways. Using the history and basic screening tests, one can narrow the differential considerably. Bleeding with coagulation disorders is excessive for the situation, prolonged, and recurrent. For example, a patient with hemophilia will bleed for several hours from a minor wound before a clot forms, and then the bleeding may recur for days. Patients with mild bleeding disorders will manifest bleeding with dental extractions and surgeries. However, some patients with von Willebrand disease (due to the variability of the disease) may have had previous hemostatic challenges and not suffered significant bleeding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHemostasis and Thrombosis, Third Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783319093123
ISBN (Print)9783319093116
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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