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This chapter is a brief but comprehensive overview of topics that will be tested in the Pediatric Boards. It covers a wide range of conditions, including benign hematology, malignant hematology, bone tumors, brain tumors, and abdominal masses. It discusses the differential diagnoses, pathophysiology, workup, classic laboratory features, and treatment options for a range of pediatric hematologic and oncologic conditions. This is a high yield review for the pediatric boards.
KeywordsAnemia Hemoglobinopathy Thrombocytopenia Tumors Leukemia Lymphoma Bone marrow failure
The authors gratefully acknowledge the contributions of Staci Bryson, MD, and Arlynn F. Mulne, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas, USA, to the 1st edition of this chapter, from which some images and tables have been incorporated into this edition as well.
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