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Hemophilia

  • Thomas G. DeLougheryEmail author
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Abstract

Hemophilia A and B—lack of factors VIII and IX, respectively—are the most common forms of hemophilia. This chapter reviews the pathogenesis of hemophilia, diagnosis, and treatment including the use of desmopressin and factor concentrates.

Keywords

Hemophilia Factor VIII deficiency Factor IX deficiency Concentrates Factor inhibitors Desmopressin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Pathology, and PediatricsOregon Health & Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA

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