How are acute bleeds prevented in pediatric factor VII deficiency?

Updated: Jun 22, 2021
  • Author: Helge Dirk Hartung, MD; Chief Editor: Hassan M Yaish, MD  more...
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Individuals who may require plasma-derived coagulation factor concentrates should be immunized with hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines.

Patients should avoid use of aspirin and other drugs, including alcohol, that affect platelet function.

Consider prophylactic therapy in patients with recurrent bleeding episodes or CNS hemorrhage.

Patients should maintain good dental hygiene to prevent dental or periodontal disease.

Individuals should participate in appropriate physical activity to maintain muscle strength, and they should wear appropriate protective gear for activities.


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