Detailed medical history is fundamental for a proper assessment because a bleeding diathesis
, medications, and surgical history may provide clues to diagnosis.
In our study, the most common complication was anaemia (35.08%) followed by hepatitis (11.40%), Bleeding diathesis
(5.36%), cerebral malaria (5.26%), hypoglycaemia (3.50%), renal failure (3.50%), metabolic acidosis (3.50%), pulmonary oedema (1.75%), repeated convulsions (0.87%) and shock (0.87%).
Patients with cervical spine injuries, bleeding diathesis
and patients below 12 years of age were excluded from our study.
Primary evaluation of patients with history of symptoms that are suggestive of bleeding diathesis
must include PT and aPTT measurement.
We describe a case of scurvy presenting with anemia, perifollicular hemorrhages, and extensive ecchymoses and highlight the importance of recognizing vitamin C deficiency as a cause of bleeding diathesis
Exclusion criteria were patients with bleeding diathesis
, maxillary trauma, anatomical deformities predicting difficult intubation, compromised nasal patency, uncontrolled hypertension and ASA physical status 4.
and gastroduodenal ulcers in inherited cytosolic phospholipase-A2 alpha deficiency.
Patients with no previous history of bleeding predisposition present with mild to severe bleeding diathesis
Ismail, "A longitudinal prospective study of bleeding diathesis
in Egyptian pediatric patients: single-center experience," Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis, vol.
80-90% of patients with APL will have evidence of bleeding diathesis
on initial presentation [4, 7, 10].
Patients diagnosed with a bleeding diathesis
should ideally be referred to a tertiary healthcare facility such as a haemophilia centre for management and follow-up.
Tracy et al (27) described a family with a severe bleeding diathesis
despite normal coagulation studies, other than a mild decrease in plasma FV activity.