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The bleeding or bruising child 

The bleeding or bruising child
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The bleeding or bruising child
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10.1093/med/9780199299676.003.06
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date: 15 October 2019

History 70

Examination 71

Investigation and initial management 72

Excessive bleeding or bruising in childhood is a relatively common presentation in paediatric medicine and general practice. Although no pathological cause is found in some otherwise healthy children, bleeding and/or bruising may be the harbinger of serious or life-threatening illness. A systematic approach to history-taking and clinical examination will narrow the differential diagnosis, and careful investigation should enable an accurate diagnosis to be reached....

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