Bryson: Review

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1. Why is the pediatrician concerned about Bryson’s bruises?

While active toddlers can bruise, raised bruises (hematomas) without known cause should make one suspicious about a possible bleeding disorder.

2. What would you tell his mother about his potential bleeding?

It is never possible to predict exactly how often or how severely a person will bleed. A factor IX level of 2.5%, however, means that Bryson has moderate hemophilia and will not be expected to have spontaneous bleeding. He should bleed only after injury.