Some parents in the bleeding disorders community must deal with additional medical and emotional challenges, because their children have a second diagnosis: a developmental disability or a neurobehavioral disorder such as autism or ADHD.
Head bleeds can occur in children and adults with bleeding disorders. The obvious ones are a result of trauma, such as a fall or injury to the head, but some occur spontaneously from no apparent cause.
Healthy People 2020, the nation’s new 10-year health roadmap, includes a “Blood Disorders and Blood Safety” section for the first time. Goals include increasing von Willebrand disease diagnosis and reducing hemophilia joint problems.