Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of hypoprothrombinemia?

Updated: Jun 16, 2021
  • Author: J Nathan Hagstrom, MD; Chief Editor: Cameron K Tebbi, MD  more...
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Patients with hypoprothrombinemia must avoid activities and situations that could result in clinically significant trauma, especially head trauma.

Several variables determine a child's risk of bleeding. Among them are the nature and severity of the trauma, the severity of the bleeding disorder, and the speed at which treatment can be administered.

Risk of bleeding during athletic activity increases as the level of competition increases and as the likelihood of collision at top running speed increases.

The National Hemophilia Foundation has published guidelines regarding athletic activity in people with bleeding disorders.


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