Bruising / Bleeding
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
- Describe the mechanism of hemostasis: platelet plug formation, coagulation cascade and clot stabilization
- Demonstrate an approach to the interpretation of coagulation studies
- Describe the indications, contraindications and complications of blood products and their administration
Overview & Foundational Knowledge
|Consolini DM. Thrombocytopenia in infants and children. Pediatrics in Review 2011; 32: 135-49.
Review of platelet disorders, causes of thrombocytopenia in children with a focus on ITP- good tables and diagrams for learning.
|Zimmerman B & Valentino LA. Hemophilia: In review. Pediatrics in Review 2013; 34: 289.
Good review and foundational knowledge. Reviews clotting cascades.
|Tizard EJ & Hamilton-Ayres MJJ. Henoch-Schönlein purpura. Archives of disease in childhood. Education and practice edition, 2008; 93(1), 1-8.
Good general article Includes foundational knowledge, diagnosis and visuals.
|Brayer AF & Humiston SG. Invasive meningococcal disease in childhood. Pediatrics in Review, 2011; 32(4): 152-160.
Review of meningococcal disease. Clinical features, treatment guidelines and complications.
|The medical assessment of bruising in suspected child maltreatment cases: A clinical perspective.
Canadian Pediatric Society Practice Guideline (2013). Good tables, differential diagnoses.
|Meningococcal vaccines in Canada: An update
Canadian Paediatric Society Position Statement (2011)