Repeated coagulation testing in children. Does it improve the diagnostic value?

@article{Bidlingmaier2011RepeatedCT,
  title={Repeated coagulation testing in children. Does it improve the diagnostic value?},
  author={Christoph Bidlingmaier and Jonas Treutwein and Martin Olivieri and Karin Kurnik},
  journal={Hamostaseologie},
  year={2011},
  volume={31 Suppl 1},
  pages={S51-6}
}
BACKGROUND Mild bleeding disorders (BD) such as von Willebrand disease (VWD) type I are often difficult to diagnose because of inconclusive laboratory results. Our study examines the diagnostic value of repeated testing. PATIENTS, METHODS Prospective study on 200 children. Extensive laboratory testing was done twice and a standardized history was taken. RESULTS 165 patients completed the study (median age 5.6 years). Main reason for referral was aPTT prolongation (n = 109). The initial… CONTINUE READING

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