What are the indications for a workup for hereditary and acquired hypercoagulability in children?

Updated: Jan 05, 2018
  • Author: Paul Schick, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Inherited thrombophilia is often a consideration in children who develop thrombotic disease. Although identification of an inherited disorder is unlikely to influence acute management of the thrombotic event or the duration of anticoagulation, it may lead to diagnosis of the disorder in affected family members, who can then be counseled regarding their thrombotic risk. [22]


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