Hemophilia is the most common severe hereditary hemorrhagic disorder and can be life-threatening. Hemophilia A is caused by problems associated with factor VIII, whereas hemophilia B is related to factor IX. Both are more common than hemophilia C, caused by deficiency of factor XI, and acquired hemophilia, caused by the development of autoantibodies directed against plasma coagulation factors (most frequently factor VIII).
Although most patients with hemophilia can live full and productive lives, prompt recognition and appropriate treatment are essential. Are you familiar with key aspects of presentation in patients with hemophilia, as well as best clinical practices? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
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Cite this: Emmanuel C. Besa. Fast Five Quiz: Hemophilia - Medscape - Sep 21, 2021.