Which factors increase the risk of fractures in patients with hemophilia A?

Updated: Jan 14, 2019
  • Author: Douglass A Drelich, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Increasing evidence associates hemophilia with low bone mineral density and increased fracture risk in both children and adults. Physical inactivity (which may be worsened by arthropathy) and vitamin D deficiency seem to play a fundamental role. [22]


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