Clotting screen requests in pediatrics – an article published in Indian Journal of Pediatrics, September 2012, vol./is. 79/9(1233-1235), 0019- 456;0973-7693 (September 2012)
Author(s): Thachil J.; Whitehead G.A.
Institution: (Thachil) Department of Hematology, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Prescot Street, Liverpool, L7 8XP, (Whitehead) Department of Child Health, Macclesfield General Hospital, Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Abstract: Coagulation parameters are routinely requested among all age-groups in pediatrics to identify abnormalities which may contribute to bleeding manifestations or thrombotic complications. These results are vital especially in the management of sick children although in some cases, they may be helpful in identifying those with inherited bleeding disorders and to confirm or exclude non-accidental injury. Despite the usefulness of these screening tests, it is important that the professionals who are responsible for the care of children interpret the results of these tests in the most accurate manner to avoid unnecessary further investigations and inappropriate management.
Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2011.
Country of Publication: India
Publisher: Springer India (Barakhamba Road 110001, New Delhi 110 001, India)
Publication Type: Journal: Article