The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Haematology continues to provide the essential core knowledge needed in modern clinical practice for the diagnosis and management of patients with possible disorders of the blood. Major advances in the specialty have been reflected in this thoroughly revised new edition. Essential knowledge is covered with the main differential diagnoses, along with relevant investigations that will help the junior doctor to arrive at a definitive diagnosis. The management of the patient is provided in a way that allows the junior to initiate treatment whilst waiting for review of the patient by a senior member of staff.As with the first edition, the new edition of this Handbook will have wide appeal and readership amongst senior medical undergraduates, junior doctors and trainees in haematology, residents, interns and fellows, family doctors, intensive care staff, and specialist nurses.NEW FOR THIS EDITION: Two new Editors; new colour design; inclusion of guidelines for anticoagulation therapy and thrombophilia investigation; thorough updating of diagnostic methods and treatment and sections dealing with blood disorders in childhood, both malignant and non-malignant; inclusion of photomicrographs of blood films and radiological material where relevant; protocols revised to high standard; relevant web site addresses provided where available. Readership: A wide appeal and readership amongst senior medical undergraduates, junior doctors and trainees in haematology, residents, interns and fellows, family doctors intensive care staff and specialist nurses.Firm focus on clinical management of patients with haematological diseaseExtensively revised with thorough updating of diagnostic methods and treatmentNew sections dealing with blood disorders in childhood, both malignant and non-malignantBlank pages allow the reader to make notes on local variationsServes as a working manual thus complementing the reference textsRelevant web site addresses provided where available.