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Iron Deficiency Anemia: When Iron Pills Don’t Help

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In the pediatric population, toddlers and adolescent girls are most commonly affected by iron deficiency anemia (IDA). This case study explores when IDA should prompt investigation for malabsorption or bleeding.

Tell Me More about Von Willebrand Disease

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Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is a bleeding disorder caused by having too little von Willebrand factor (VWF) protein or VWF that doesn’t work well.

Learning More about Platelet Disorders

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Platelet disorders are an underrecognized cause of bleeding in patients with inherited causes of bleeding. These disorders have only recently become the focus of research efforts.

Alex Scott Day Hospital: A Sisterly Bond

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Alex Scott Day Hospital: A Sisterly Bond

Sisters Alyssa and Giuliana Porchia are regular outpatients at CHOP's Alex Scott Day Hospital. Born with beta thalassemia, the girls require monthly blood transfusions.


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