Thrombophilia in childhood: to test or not to test.

Inherited thrombophilia is defined as a genetically determined tendency to develop venous thromboembolism. In children, inherited thrombophilia contributes to the development of pediatric thromboembolic disease. As a consequence, pediatric hematologists are increasingly requested to test thrombophilia in pediatric patients with thrombosis or asymptomatic… CONTINUE READING