Chapter 29. Haematologic Conditions and Oncology

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician4,5,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow6 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer7,8
  1. John Heath MBBS, BVSc (Hons), MD, PhD Consultant Physician Clinical Associate Professor1 and
  2. Paul Monagle MBBS, MSc, MD, FRACP, FRCPA, FCCP Director2,3

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch29

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Heath, J. and Monagle, P. (2009) Haematologic Conditions and Oncology, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch29

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 5

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 6

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 7

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 8

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    Department of Haematology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    Department of Pathology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051



  • haematologic conditions and oncology;
  • haemoglobin reference ranges for age;
  • serum iron concentration, total iron binding capacity (TIBC);
  • prevention of iron deficiency;
  • B12 deficiency in childhood - commonly presents during first 2 years of life;
  • haemoglobinopathies - hypochromic microcytosis without significant anaemia or clinical symptoms;
  • sickle cell anaemia;
  • homozygous SS or double heterozygous (HbS/β-thalassemia trait);
  • transient erythroblastopenia of childhood;
  • pneumocystis carinii pneumonia - children with acute leukaemia and intensive chemotherapy regimens


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Anaemia

  • Coagulation abnormalities

  • Anticoagulation therapy in children

  • Transfusion therapy

  • Oncology