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Hematology: Hemostasisa 

Hematology: Hemostasisa
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Hematology: Hemostasisa
Author(s):

Rajiv K. Pruthi

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199948949.003.0035
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date: 05 December 2019

The 2 essential functions of the coagulation system (maintaining hemostasis and preventing and limiting thrombosis) are served by the procoagulant and anticoagulant components. This chapter has three goals: understand the approach to laboratory evaluation of a bleeding patient; understand how to recognize, diagnose, and treat congenital and acquired bleeding disorders; and understand how to differentiate between various causes of thrombocytopenia, and know how to manage the conditions.

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