Test Your Knowledge: Pediatric Venous Thromboembolism

Although the incidence of pediatric venous thromboembolism is increasing, it is often overlooked in children due to the overall low incidence. 

Our recent issue Identification and Management of Pediatric Venous Thromboembolism in the Emergency Department reviews the epidemiology of pediatric venous thromboembolism, including the factors that have led to its increasing prevalence, and discusses the physiology of hemostasis and coagulation.

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Here are a few key points:

  • The increasing incidence of pediatric VTE over the past 3 decades may be attributed to multiple factors, including:
    • Increased awareness and recognition by medical providers
    • Improved survival rates in children born prematurely and those with chronic conditions, cancer, and genetic syndromes
    • Increased use of central venous catheters (CVCs) for chemotherapy, chronic medications, and total parenteral nutrition
    • Increased availability of noninvasive diagnostic modalities

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