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Pediatric Venous Thromboembolism

Author: Julie Jaffray, Brian R. Branchford, Arash Mahajerin
Source: Directory of Open Access Books
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 9782889456390
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Venous thromboembolism (VTE) occurs less often in children than adults and therefore remains underrecognized despite increasing in incidence. Due to the risk of mortality, short- and long-term morbidity, and increased healthcare costs associated with pediatric VTE, this entity merits better understanding and consideration. With this Research Topic, we aim to highlight some special considerations of pediatric VTE, namely risk factors and epidemiology, rare types of pediatric thrombosis and considerations unique to specific clinical patient subgroups, approaches to management and treatment, and prevention