What are the principal bleeding sites 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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Weight-bearing joints and other joints are principal sites of bleeding in patients with hemophilia. The muscles most commonly affected are the flexor groups of the arms and gastrocnemius of the legs. Iliopsoas bleeding is dangerous because of the large volume of blood loss and because compression of the femoral nerve may occur.


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