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aquired hemophilia

R Vangelisti, O Pagnacco, G Ristagno, M Ruggeri, A Tosetto, G Castaman, F Rodeghiero
The physiopathology of the hemorrhagic blood coagulation disorders caused by genetic or aquired problems is described. Among the former the most frequent ones include the hemophilia of type A-B and the von Willebrand disease, among the latter the use of oral anticoagulant constitutes the most frequent cause. If the are not subjected to an adequate haemostatic prophylaxis, both patients with hemophilia and von Willebrand disease present a serious haemorrhagic risk as a consequence of dental practice. As far as the use of anticoagulants is concerned, a periodical monitoring of the time of prothrombin (PT) is needed to find the right dosage (TP between 20%-30% or INR--international normalized radio between 2 and 3...
November 1997: Minerva Stomatologica
T Shafi, M T Jeha, L Black, M Al Douri
Acquired haemophilia can be associated with various conditions including pregnancy, autoimmune diseases and lymphoproliferative disorders, though often no underlying cause is found. It often presents with a rapid onset of muscle bleeding and involves the IgG antibody. It may be treated with human or porcine factor VIII (FVIII), prothrombin complex concentrates, factor IX (FIX) complex concentrates, factor VIIa (FVIIa) or by immunosuppression. We report a case of acquired haemophilia in a 40-year-old woman diagnosed following laparotomy...
September 1997: British Journal of Haematology
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