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JOURNAL OF MEDICAL CASE REPORTS

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Acquired hemophilia as the cause of lifethreatening hemorrhage in a 94-year-old man: a case report Theodoros Kelesidis * , Jonelle Raphael, Elizabeth Blanchard, Rekha Parameswaran Introduction: Acquired factor VIII deficiency is a rare entity that can lead to severe and life-threatening bleeding. We describe a case of severe bleeding from the tongue secondary to acquired hemophilia and discuss treatment options, including aminocaproic acid and recombinant factor VIII, which have not been widely reported in the literature for the management of such patients. Case presentation: A 94-year-old Caucasian man presented to our institution with diffuse bruising and extensiv

Year: 2013
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