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Intermediate Dose Prophylaxis in Adults with Haemophilia: A Clinical Audit from a Resource Limited Setting

  • Remya Sudevan
  • Aswathy Ashok Beenakumari
  • Rema Ganapathy
  • Manoj Unni
  • Geeta Vidyadharan
  • Neeraj SidharthanEmail author
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Abstract

To address the scarcity of real world data on adult prophylaxis from developing world, a short term intermediate dose prophylaxis in adult haemophilia A patients was initiated. A total of eight patients aged > 18 years with moderate/severe haemophilia A were given an average dose of 23 IU/kg recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII) concentrate twice weekly for 2 months. A clinical audit was done on completion of four months. The mean age of the participants was 31.63 (± 6.98) years. The mean bleed rate during two months of episodic versus prophylactic regimen was 5.13 versus 0.63 (p = 0.01) and that of work days lost, hospital visits for hemophilia care were 30.63 (± 24.69) versus zero days, 20.63 (± 16.19) versus zero days respectively. The mean of factor VIII consumed during prophylaxis was 13,500 IU/month (i.e., 23 IU/kg/dose).The median time gap between prophylactic infusion to trough level was 67.50 h (60–74 h) and the median trough level observed was 2.50% (range 1–5%). The results of our clinical audit show that Intermediate dose prophylaxis with rFVIII concentrates in young adult patients with moderate/severe haemophilia A appears to be effective in reducing the frequency of bleeds.

Keywords

Hemophilia Intermediate dose Prophylaxis Adults 

Notes

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Health Sciences ResearchAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamKochiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Hemato-OncologyAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamKochiIndia
  3. 3.Department of HematopathologyAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamKochiIndia

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