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Efficacy of Recombinant Factor VIIa (rVIIa) in Surgical Procedures in Haemophilia A Patients with Inhibitors and Congenital Factor VII Deficiency

  • J. Ingerslev
  • O. Sneppen
  • L. Knudsen
  • S. Sindet-Pedersen
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Abstract

Since bleeding can not safely be controlled by ordinary factor VIII substitution in such cases, the presence on inhibitors against factor VIII is a significant complication in patients with haemophilia A, particularly when highly titered factor VIII antibodies are present. Reported incidences of inhibitors amongst haemophilia A patients have varied from a few percent and up to around 50%. In our centre, the prevalence of persistent high responding patients that have either failed to achieve immune tolerance using continuous high doses or factor VIII or where such treatment has not been attempted is 5/162 (3%) of our present haemophilia A population.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Ingerslev
  • O. Sneppen
  • L. Knudsen
  • S. Sindet-Pedersen

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