How have factor concentrates improved the prognosis of hemophilia A?

Updated: Jan 14, 2019
  • Author: Douglass A Drelich, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Factor concentrates have made home-replacement therapy possible, improving patients' quality of life. In addition, the era of replacement therapy brought dramatic gains in life expectancy. For patients with severe hemophilia, life expectancy rose from 11 years or less before the 1960s to almost 60 years prior to HIV epidemic in the 1980s. [2, 4]


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