Table 2

The distribution of bleeding symptoms in two cohorts of patientsa with AHA.

Type of bleeding

Collins et al. 2007 [5]

(%)

Morrison et al. 1993 [14]

(%)

N = 172

N = 65


Subcutaneous/skin

81

23

Muscle

45

32

Subcutaneous only

24

Gastrointestinal/intrabdominal

23

14

Genital urinary

9

18

Retroperitoneal/thoracic

9

5

Other

9

23

Post-operative

11

Joint

7

2

None

4

Intracranial hemorrhage

3

Fatal

9

No haemostatic treatment required

34


aIn the study by Collins et al. [5] all bleeds at presentation were recorded. In the study by Morrison et al. [14] bleeds requiring treatment were recorded. The studies are therefore not directly comparable.

Collins et al. BMC Research Notes 2010 3:161   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-3-161

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