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BC: Articoli scritti da A. Boscolo-Bariga

Idiopatic acquired hemophilia A in two women in Chioggia
<p>Acquired hemophilia A (AHA) is a rare, but often life-threatening hemorrhagic disorder characterized by antibodies&nbsp;directed against coagulation factor VIII. We report clinical and laboratory investigations of two cases with AHA&nbsp;observed in our hospital. These patients were two elderly women (73 and 62 years old), who presented with&nbsp;subcutaneous bleeding, intramuscular hematoma and a prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT). On&nbsp;the basis of these findings as well as decreased factor VIII activities and the presence of factor VIII inhibitors, we&nbsp;made a diagnosis of AHA. Both patients were referred to a specialized hospital for treatment. The diagnosis of AHA&nbsp;should be considered in any elderly patient who presents with bleeding and prolonged aPTT. Moreover, the&nbsp;coexistence of a series of underlying diseases associated with AHA should be always searched for.</p>
Biochimica Clinica ; 37(6) 500-503
Casi clinici - Case report