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Problem-solving in clinical practice: a baby who won’t stop bleeding
  1. Emma Dyer,
  2. Benjamin Cahill
  1. Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital Lewisham, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Emma Dyer, Paediatrics, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, London LU4 0DZ, UK; emma.m.dyer{at}gmail.com

Abstract

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
  • haematology
  • neonatology

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained from the parents/guardian.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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