What causes hemophilia A?

Updated: Jan 14, 2019
  • Author: Douglass A Drelich, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Hemophilia A is caused by an inherited or acquired genetic mutation that results in dysfunction or deficiency of factor VIII, or by an acquired inhibitor that binds factor VIII. Of genetic cases, up to approximately one third are the result of de novo mutations not present in the mother's X chromosome.


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