Causes of Blood Clots in the Hand


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1. What is thrombocythemia?

2. What symptoms are associated with a blood clot in the hand due to thrombocythemia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are signs and causes of blood clots in the hand? Use this quiz/worksheet combo to check what you know about these kinds of topics as well as your familiarity with specific terms relating to this subject.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment tool is designed to measure your ability to do the following:

  • Explain what platelets are
  • Define thrombocythemia
  • Identify symptoms of blood clots in the hand that are caused by thrombocythemia
  • Note the most common cause of blood clots in the hand
  • Lists signs of thrombophlebitis in the hand

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as platelets and thrombocythemia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding causes of blood clots in the hand
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to recognize signs and symptoms of blood clots in the hand due to thrombocythemia or thrombophlebitis

Additional Learning

Find more details about this condition by reading the lesson titled Causes of Blood Clots in the Hand. You will go over the following information in this lesson:

  • How blood clots are formed
  • Risks for superficial thrombophlebitis
  • How long it typically takes for superficial thrombophlebitis to resolve
  • Possible complications of superficial thrombophlebitis