Pediatric Thromboembolism Differential Diagnoses

Updated: May 23, 2019
  • Author: Scott C Howard, MD; Chief Editor: Hassan M Yaish, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Because thromboembolism is uncommon and its symptoms are often nonspecific in children, a high index of suspicion is required. Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of thromboembolism include the following:

  • Pneumonia

  • Sepsis

  • Vasculitis and Thrombophlebitis

  • Trauma

  • Congenital heart disease

  • Neoplasm of the CNS

Differential Diagnoses