Group unveils guidelines for assessing bruising, bleeding in children

03/27/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

New guidelines in the journal Pediatrics say physicians should be aware that blood disorders can cause bruising and bleeding that may raise alarms about the possibility of abuse or neglect. Comprehensive lab and physical screenings and a medical history can help distinguish illness from abuse, according to the report from the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on Hematology/Oncology and Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect.

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