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Posttraumatic Epidural Haematoma in a child with severe haemophilia A – case study
 
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Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
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The Department of Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy the Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University in Lublin
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Department of Pediatric Radiology, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
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Michał Latalski   

Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
 
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This paper presents the case of a 5-year-old child with severe haemophilia A treated for epidural bleeding into the CNS resulting from spine trauma. Every case of CNS trauma in children with haemophilia entails a high threat to life and limb, and as a priority requires factor VIII supplementation and further urgent diagnostics. Treating a child with CNS bleeding in the course of haemophilia requires the cooperation of a team of specialists, including a haematologist, radiologist, neurosurgeon, orthopedist and rehabilitation specialist. The treatment strategy in itself and selection of a conservative or surgical treatment method require an in-depth analysis. Supplementation treatment should be initiated immediately following the diagnosis of a head or spinal column injury, or after the onset of signs and symptoms indicating CNS bleeding.
 
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