Journal of Family and Community Medicine

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 53--58

The approach to a patient with a bleeding Disorder: For the primary care physician


Layla A.M. Bashawri, Mirghani A Ahmed 
 Division of Hematology, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Layla A.M. Bashawri
Associate Professor and Consultant Hematopathologist, Division of Hematology, King Fahd Hospital of the University, P.O. Box 2208, Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia

Normal Hemostasis requires the interaction of platelets and the clotting cascade with normal blood vessels and supporting tissues. Bleeding problems and easy bruising are commonly encountered clinical problems. Assessment of these patients is a multistep evaluation process that involves a complete detailed history, thorough physical examination and relevant laboratory evaluation. Many disorders are usually relatively straight forward to diagnose, but in other disorders, patients may have DQhiddenDQ signs and symptoms making diagnosis more difficult. A meticulous approach must be used to plan the first steps of management.


How to cite this article:
Bashawri LA, Ahmed MA. The approach to a patient with a bleeding Disorder: For the primary care physician.J Fam Community Med 2007;14:53-58


How to cite this URL:
Bashawri LA, Ahmed MA. The approach to a patient with a bleeding Disorder: For the primary care physician. J Fam Community Med [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 Aug 15 ];14:53-58
Available from: http://www.jfcmonline.com/article.asp?issn=2230-8229;year=2007;volume=14;issue=2;spage=53;epage=58;aulast=Bashawri;type=0