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Bleeding, general approach

Bleeding, general approach is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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Defect in platelet number or function (gum bleeding, petechiae, bruising)

  • Thrombocytopenia, eg, idiopathic and thrombotic, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, leukemia
  • Acquired disorder, eg, aspirin-induced platelet dysfunction, uremia, myeloproliferative disorder, autoantibody
  • Hereditary disorder, eg, von Willebrand's disease, Glanzmann's thrombasthenia

Defect in coagulation (skin and deep muscle bleeding)

  • Acquired disorder, eg, liver disease, vitamin K deficiency, anticoagulants, disseminated intravascular coagulation, factor VIII antibodies
  • Hereditary disorder, eg, hemophilia A

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Last updated: December 1, 2014


Zeiger, Roni F.. "Bleeding, General Approach." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Medicine Central, im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114673/all/Bleeding_general_approach.
Zeiger RF. Bleeding, general approach. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114673/all/Bleeding_general_approach. Accessed August 21, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Bleeding, general approach. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114673/all/Bleeding_general_approach
Zeiger RF. Bleeding, General Approach [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 August 21]. Available from: https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114673/all/Bleeding_general_approach.
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