Information Only - Bleeding Disorders vs. Child Abuse: The Bad and the Ugly
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - Saturday, April 15, 2017
Bleeding disorders and child abuse may both result in similar skin findings and/or intracranial hemorrhage. Drs. Anderst and Carpenter will review the evaluation for bleeding disorders in situations concerning for abuse.
Recognize the importance of differentiating a bleeding disorder from child abuse.
Discuss controversies surrounding this differentiation.
Identify current strengths/weaknesses of existing data.
Design a rational scheme for testing for bleeding disorders in the setting of possible child abuse.
James D. Anderst, MD
Child Abuse Pediatrics
Shannon L. Carpenter, MD
The Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
The target audience for Grand Rounds includes physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other healthcare professionals.