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The following is a good resource for emergency medical providers, healthcare
workers, day care and school personnel, child protection advocates, and
the community about inherited bleeding disorders and child abuse investigations.
Many children are diagnosed with a bleeding disorder after an investigation
of suspected child abuse. Inherited bleeding disorders should be considered
a possibility with these cases.
When a child exhibits
frequent bruising, swelling or pain in a joint, or bleeding from the mouth,
an expert in bleeding disorders should be consulted to assist mandated professionals
assessing suspected child abuse.
Affected families must
inform daycare and school personnel of the child's diagnosis.
Daycare, school, emergency
medical personnel and child protection staff should take complete medical
(including bleeding) and incident histories from a family when a child exhibit
Consultation with a
hematologist familiar with hemophilia and other clotting disorders is strongly
recommended for help with management of bleeding symptoms, as well as long-term
By educating people about bleeding disorders, trauma of investigations can
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