Case 76 – update 2

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.

 

Questions

  • 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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