Case 76 – update 4

Our patient is doing well with recombinant VIII replacement. Monitoring scans reveal shrinking of the haemorrhage. On further questioning his mother suffered bleeding post dental extraction requiring re-packing and menorrhagia along with easy bruising. Haemophilia A is an X linked condition meaning it usually only affects males.

 

Questions

  • Can females be affected by haemophilia A?
  • If so how?
  • She’s never had any bleeding during pregnancy/labour – why?

 

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