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.
|The medical assessment of bruising in suspected child maltreatment cases: A clinical perspective.
Canadian Pediatric Society Practice Guideline (2013). Good tables, differential diagnoses.
|Hutter JJ. Childhood leukemia. Pediatrics in Review 2010; 31(6): 234-240.
Very scientific and comprehensive. Note: ANNL = AML.