Prominent Forehead Hematomas ("Goose-Eggs") as an Initial Manifestation of Hemophilia

Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX.
The Journal of pediatrics (Impact Factor: 3.79). 08/2013; 163(6). DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.07.012
Source: PubMed


Prominent forehead hematomas, "goose-eggs," may suggest an underlying disorder of coagulation. We reviewed records of 324 children with hemophilia and confirmed that a goose-egg was the presenting feature leading to a diagnosis of hemophilia in 14 of them. Primary care providers should be aware of this unique presentation of hemophilia.

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