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

ArticleinThe Journal of pediatrics 163(6) · August 2013with26 Reads
Impact Factor: 3.79 · DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.07.012 · Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    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.