Hemophilia in the ED

I think that we would all agree that “bleeding” as the chief complaint catches your attention in the Peds ED (or any ED for that matter).  We have previously covered Post-Tonsillectomy Hemorrhage, oropharyngeal trauma, Hemorrhagic Disease of the Newborn, ITP and the significance of Wet Purpura.  Now, let us look into one of the most common causes of bleeding in children, Hemophilia. Hemophilia – Basics Hemophilia A and B are Sex-Linked Recessive disorders. Hemophilia A Due to deficiency in Factor VIII. Rate = 1 in every 5,000 – 10,000. Severe cases account for 50 – 70% of Hemophilia A cases. Hemophilia B … Continue reading Hemophilia in the ED