Clinical presentation and management of patients with circulating anticoagulants
Acquired hemophilia is characterized by the development of antibodies to coagulation proteins. Although these inhibitors are rare, they pose serious threats to health as a result of their ability to produce spontaneous hemorrhage. As these inhibitors occur infrequently, epidemiological analyses of their patterns of occurrence, details of clinical presentations, and practical management of acute hemorrhage are difficult to gather. In an effort to augment the clinical data base, we reviewed the records of 26 patients treated at our institution from 1980 to 1993.
KeywordsFactor VIII Caproic Acid Acute Hemorrhage Spontaneous Hemorrhage Coagulation Protein
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