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The Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center at MassGeneral Hospital for Children offers comprehensive evaluations and individualized care to children and adults with bleeding disorders due to hemophilia A, hemophilia B, rare clotting factor deficiencies and von Willebrand disease. We also evaluate and treat children with platelet-related bleeding disorders: ITP, thrombocytopenias due to other causes and disorders of platelet dysfunction. We have specialists in hematology, orthopedics and infectious diseases, in addition to hemophilia nursing and social services. We currently follow 40 children with severe, moderate and mild hemophilia, and approximately 100 children with von Willebrand disease, and have received approval by the New England Region to become an official Hemophilia Treatment Center.
While one of the newer programs in the Boston area, our program is also one of the fastest growing, with the presence of a full-service obstetrics service at Massachusetts General Hospital, the expansion of the network of Partners-affiliated pediatricians and the presence of New England’s premier clinical coagulation laboratory.
We also provide comprehensive care to children, adolescents and adults with complex inherited or acquired thrombotic disorders, including deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura. For children without symptoms whose parents or other close relatives have suffered a major thrombotic event, we offer evaluations of and counseling for inherited risk factors. We evaluate 30 to 40 new pediatric patients each year for thrombotic disorders.
Abnormalities in platelets (which regulate clotting of the blood), or defects in the blood vessels themselves, can lead to excessive bleeding. Similarly, excess clotting can cause problems by obstructing veins and arteries.
A head injury is a broad term that describes a vast array of injuries that occur to the scalp, skull, brain, and underlying tissue and blood vessels in the head.
Hematuria is the presence of red blood cells (RBCs) in the urine.
Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding, or coagulation, disorder. Children with hemophilia lack the ability to stop bleeding because of the low levels, or complete absence, of specific proteins, called "factors," in their blood that are necessary for clotting.
The following are some of the most common hip problems: arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic arthritis, avascular necrosis, bursitis, and hip pointer.
TP is a blood disorder characterized by an abnormal decrease in the number of platelets in the blood.
Many knee problems are a result of the aging process and continual wear and stress on the knee joint (i.e., arthritis). Other knee problems are a result of an injury or a sudden movement that strains the knee.
Menorrhagia is the most common type of abnormal uterine bleeding characterized by heavy and prolonged menstrual bleeding.
A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot that develops in a blood vessel elsewhere in the body (most commonly from the leg), travels to an artery in the lung, and forms an occlusion (blockage) of the artery.
Many activities can lead to soft-tissue damage of muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
Thrombosis occurs when clots obstruct veins (blood vessels that carry blood from the body back into the heart) or arteries (blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood away from the heart to the body).
MGHfC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center
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To schedule an appointment with a MassGeneral for Children pediatric specialist, please call 888-644-3248 or complete our online appointment form to request an appointment.
Physicians may call 888-644-3211 or use the online referral form and the Access & New Appointment Center will call your patient within 1 business day.
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