Thrombosis in Children: Approach to Anatomic Risks, Thrombophilia, Prevention, and Treatment

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Pediatric venous thromboembolism (VTE) is increasing in incidence but minimal data exist for best practices regarding therapy, use of thrombophilia testing, and management of long-term complications. Classification schema use anatomic location and presence of clinical or thrombophilic inciting factors. There are a small number of risk-assessment and risk-modeling systems for incident VTE, but all suffer from low numbers, single-institution design, and lack of prospective validation. Acute treatment is limited to heparin products and thrombolysis may be indicated in specific situations. In addition, chronic postthrombotic comorbidities are expected to increase in incidence and lack evidence-based treatment paradigms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-453
Number of pages15
JournalHematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2019


  • Pediatrics
  • Prevention
  • Thrombophilia
  • Treatment
  • Venous thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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