Acquired hemophilia A presenting in an elderly man

Woods, Stacy; Varghese, Boji
August 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/14/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 4, p341
Academic Journal
The article discusses several important diagnostic techniques for treating acquired hemophilia A. It is stated that the diagnosis of acquired hemophilia is based on prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time which should be corrected by mixing equal volumes of patient's plasma and the normal one. It is suggested that acute bleeding should be treated with hemodynamic stabilization and immunosuppressive therapy should be started immediately after the diagnosis of acquired hemophilia. Information on the management of several conditions associated with acquired hemophilia is given. Case study of the treatment of acquired hemophilia in a 85-year-old man who presented himself to the authors with bruising on hands and benign prostatic hypertrophy is also given.


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