Factor assays are back. IX, XI and XII are within normal limits for neonates but VIII is <1%. This confirms the diagnosis of severe haemophilia A.
The child is transferred to the regional haemophilia centre for intensive VIII replacement and neurosurgical opinion.
- How is haemophilia A inherited? What may you ask in the family history?
- As well as a low VIII what other tests would you want to do?
- How do you treat haemophilia A?
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