Acquired hemophilia (AHA) is related to the presence of autologous factor VIII inhibitors. AHA has an estimated incidence of about 1/1,000,000/year and a bimodal age distribution. Although rare, AHA should be suspected when a patient suddently develops a bleeding diathesis, and laboratory tests show an unexplained prolonged aPTT [1]. We report the case of a 98-year-old man admitted to our medical ward with the diagnosis of persistent haematuria, without other related symptoms. His primary care physician had started therapy with Ciprofloxacin, with no benefit.

A 98-year-old man with aquired haemophilia

SATTA, Elena;TESTONI, Luca;DALLA NORA, Edoardo;ZULIANI, Giovanni
2012

Abstract

Acquired hemophilia (AHA) is related to the presence of autologous factor VIII inhibitors. AHA has an estimated incidence of about 1/1,000,000/year and a bimodal age distribution. Although rare, AHA should be suspected when a patient suddently develops a bleeding diathesis, and laboratory tests show an unexplained prolonged aPTT [1]. We report the case of a 98-year-old man admitted to our medical ward with the diagnosis of persistent haematuria, without other related symptoms. His primary care physician had started therapy with Ciprofloxacin, with no benefit.
Satta, Elena; Testoni, Luca; DALLA NORA, Edoardo; Zuliani, Giovanni
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