Acquired haemophilia is a rare but serious bleeding disorder caused by the spontaneous formation of autoantibodies directed against plasma coagulation factors, most often factor VIII (FVIII).
Management of acquired haemophilia involves curbing acute bleeding episodes, stifling the inhibitor activity and, when applicable, managing the underlying condition that triggered autoantibody formation. Because many patients with acquired haemophilia are elderly and have comorbid conditions, clinical decisions must be individualized. Both haemostatic and immunosuppressive therapy entail considerable risks and must be closely monitored.
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Cite this: Emmanuel C. Besa. Fast Five Quiz: Acquired Haemophilia Management - Medscape - Dec 17, 2020.