A rare case of acquired hemophilia A

Authors

  • Shipra Gulati Department of Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, Delhi, India
  • Rishikesh Dessai Department of Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, Delhi, India
  • Kunal Chawla Department of Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, Delhi, India
  • Anjali Pandey Department of Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, Delhi, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-3933.ijam20241021

Keywords:

Bleeding, Coagulopathy, Ecchymotic patches, Hematoma

Abstract

Acquired hemophilia A (AHA) is a rare bleeding disorder characterized by IgG autoantibodies directed against circulating coagulation factor (F) VIII neutralizing its coagulant function. The usual clinical presentation of AHA is spontaneous or provoked bleeding in a person with a negative personal or family history of a coagulopathy and can lead life threatening bleeding especially in older patients. Here we report a case of 54-year-old male patient presenting with blood and passage of clots in urine. He was treated with recombinant factor VII and VIII with steroid as eradication therapy. Underlying cause remained unclear in this case.

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Published

2024-04-26

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Case Reports