Journal of Applied Hematology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 79--81

Acquired hemophilia A: A case report


Sarita Pradhan1, Adya Kinkar Panda2 
1 Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology (Hematology Division), IMS & SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, IMS & SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Sarita Pradhan
Department of Pathology (Hematology Division), IMS & SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, 751003, Odisha
India

Acquired hemophilia A is a rare autoimmune disorder where autoantibodies are produced against factor VIII. Its reported incidence is as low as 1.20 to 1.48 cases per million per years. However, this entity is underreported because diagnosis is often missed in routine practice as its symptoms differ from its congenital counterpart. We report a 25-year-old male who presented with proptosis of left eye and gastric outlet obstruction. Routine workup revealed isolated elevation of activated platelet thromboplastin time. The patient, however, did not have any history of bleeding episodes, and family history was also negative. Mixing studies and inhibitor screening revealed presence of inhibitors. High degree of clinical suspicion is required to correctly diagnose this rare entity presenting with variable bleeding manifestations.


How to cite this article:
Pradhan S, Panda AK. Acquired hemophilia A: A case report.J Appl Hematol 2017;8:79-81


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Pradhan S, Panda AK. Acquired hemophilia A: A case report. J Appl Hematol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Dec 6 ];8:79-81
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