Bleeding disorders vary in types and severity, so it is best to obtain details about a specific child’s needs from parents/guardians and the child’s specialty doctors. At a minimum, a high index of suspicion for the possibility of bleeding, even with mild trauma, is needed. Also, any signs or symptoms of bleeding should initiate a rapid appropriate response (as indicated in the individual child’s treatment plan) to control bleeding and minimize complications.

There is no special diet for bleeding disorders, but it is important that the child not develop overweight, because that condition can put more stress on the joints.

Immune Thrombocytopenia

Source: Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide.

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