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What causes bruising in infants?

5 week old, African American Male, presents with red linear bruising on shoulder and patchy purplish bruising across abdomen. mother has clotting disease and was on lovenox but no longer. some bruising appears and then disappears quickly. What direction do i go in when researching what this could probably be. Mom had stillborn in 2014 Trisomy 18 but has had a healthy birth after than and then this little guy. Born in normal gestation
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
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This could be due to clotting disease inherited from his mother or low platelet count so please get him a CBC test.

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