What should be obtained before emergency department (ED) treatment is initiated for hemophilia A?

Updated: Jan 14, 2019
  • Author: Douglass A Drelich, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Answer

Before a patient with hemophilia is treated, the following information should be obtained:

  • The type and severity of factor deficiency

  • The nature of the hemorrhage or the planned procedure

  • The patient's previous treatments with blood products

  • Whether inhibitors are present and if so, their probable titer

  • Any previous history of desmopressin acetate (DDAVP) use (mild hemophilia A only), with the degree of response and clinical outcome.


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