Pediatric Blood Disease

Pediatric blood disorders are something that parents may not be aware of unless their child becomes ill. They include a group of noncancerous diseases that can affect the functioning capabilities and quality of life of children of all ages. Blood disorders in children can range from very mild to life-threatening. The world-renowned staff at Banner Children’s can diagnosis and treat a range of pediatric blood diseases and disorders.

Pediatric Blood Diseases Treated at Banner Children’s

Banner Children’s treats a wide variety of blood diseases, including:

  • Anemias
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Bleeding/clotting disorders
  • Chronic ITP
  • Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT)/thrombophlebitis
  • Evan's syndrome
  • Fanconi anemias
  • G6PD (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) deficiency
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemophagocytic syndromes
  • Hemophilia
  • Hereditary spherocytosis
  • Histiocytosis
  • Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Leukemias
  • Leukocytosis
  • Leukopenia
  • Lymphomas
  • Monocyte disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Polycythemia vera
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Thalassemias
  • Thrombocythemia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Von Willebrand disease

How Are Pediatric Blood Diseases Diagnosed?

Doctors will frequently screen for blood cell disorders when a child is born by performing a blood test that checks for anemia. Based on their findings, your child’s doctor may recommend additional blood, bone marrow or imaging tests to make the most accurate diagnosis.

How Are Pediatric Blood Diseases Treated?

Treatment for pediatric blood diseases varies based on your child’s condition and needs. Talk to your doctor about what kind of treatment is right for your child.