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Clinical Evaluation of Bleeding and Bruising in Primary Care.

  title={Clinical Evaluation of Bleeding and Bruising in Primary Care.},
  author={Dana Neutze and Jodi M Roque},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={93 4},
Bleeding and bruising are common symptoms in the primary care setting. [] Key Method If the history and physical examination findings suggest a bleeding diathesis, initial laboratory testing includes a complete blood count, peripheral blood smear, prothrombin time (PT), and partial thromboplastin time (PTT). A normal PT and PTT indicate a platelet disorder, the most common of which is von Willebrand disease. A normal PT and prolonged PTT signal a deficit in the intrinsic pathway, and a mixing study should be…

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