Spontaneous bleeding in the neonatal period is an unusual presentation, and yet one that can pose a challenge of both diagnosis and management to the general paediatrician. This case chronicles the diagnostic journey of an 8-day-old baby who presented with unrelenting bleeding from the umbilical cord and explores the clinical approach to bleeding in a neonate.
- paediatric practice
- general paediatrics
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Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent Obtained from the parents/guardian.
Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.