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Chapter-15 Haematological Disorders

BOOK TITLE: Hutchison's Paediatrics

Author
1. Goel Krishna M
ISBN
9788184485868
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10367_15
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2009
Pages
20
Author Affiliations
1. University of Glasgow and Consultant Paediatrician, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, University of Glasgow; the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, University of Glasgow; Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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Abstract

Modern haematology embraces many complicated techniques which have added greatly to our understanding of the nature of some of the less common disorders e.g. haemolytic anaemias, haemoglobinopathies, megaloblastic anaemias, etc. However, the blood disorders commonly encountered in paediatric practice can most often be dealt with by use of relatively simple standard techniques. It is essential to remember age–related haematology reference ranges for diagnostic purposes. The chapter covers: iron deficiency or nutritional anaemia; aplastic and hypoplastic anaemia, the thrombocytopenic purpuras, blood clotting defects and acute leukaemias. The chapter is illustrated with relevant clinical photographs, case studies and key learning points.

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