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AmpathChat #14 - Acquired Haemophilia A - Are We Missing The Diagnosis


Feb 28, 2017 | Haematology

Dr Pamela Moodley

Acquired Haemophilia A is a rare bleeding disorder caused by an autoantibody to factor VIII. The condition is often mistaken for other acquired bleeding disorders, such as disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). This may lead to delayed or suboptimal treatment. There is a poor correlation between measurable factor VIII or strength of the inhibitor and severity of bleeding.

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