TITLE

Acquired hemophilia A presenting in an elderly man

AUTHOR(S)
Woods, Stacy; Varghese, Boji
PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/14/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 4, p341
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
26582896

 

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