Coagulation Disorders

  • Robert A. C. Bilo
  • Arnold P. Oranje
  • Tor Shwayder
  • Christopher J. Hobbs


Second to accidental injuries, coagulation disorders are the most important differential diagnosis of non-accidental bruising, although these disorders in general are much less common than accidents or child abuse. Coagulation disorders are always prominently mentioned as a possible pitfall, but there are only a relatively small number of case reports described in medical literature (Table 5.1).


Child Abuse Intracranial Bleeding Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Osteogenesis Imperfecta Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. C. Bilo
    • 1
  • Arnold P. Oranje
    • 2
  • Tor Shwayder
    • 3
  • Christopher J. Hobbs
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Forensic MedicineNetherlands Forensic InstituteThe HagueNetherlands
  2. 2.Department of Paediatric DermatologyErasmus MC - SophiaRotterdamNetherlands
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA
  4. 4.St. James’s University HospitalLeedsUK

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