Hereditary/Acquired Bleeding Disorders

Case Studies

Section Editor

Jennifer Donkin, PNP, DNP

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Featured Case Study

Compartment Syndrome of the Hand in a Young Man With Severe Hemophilia A


The patient, a 28-year-old male with severe hemophilia A, presents with numbness over several fingers of his left hand, including complete numbness of his left index finger, and bruising of the left palm (see Figures).

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Diagnosis of von Willebrand Disease in a Young Woman With Easy Bruising and Heavy Menstrual Bleeding


An 18-year-old woman presents with a referral from her primary care provider (PCP) for work-up for a possible bleeding disorder, due to a history of...

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