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Management of pregnancy in a patient with severe haemophilia A.

TitleManagement of pregnancy in a patient with severe haemophilia A.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsDhar P, Abramovitz S, DiMichele D, Gibb CB, Gadalla F
JournalBr J Anaesth
Date Published2003 Sep
KeywordsAdult, Analgesia, Epidural, Analgesia, Obstetrical, Female, Hemophilia A, Humans, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic, Prenatal Care

Haemophilia A is a bleeding disorder that has a spectrum of manifestations ranging from persistent bleeding after minor trauma to spontaneous haemorrhage. As an X-linked disease, it has a rare occurrence in females. We report a case of a pregnant patient with severe haemophilia A, who received epidural analgesia during labour. The prepartum, intrapartum and postpartum care of a patient with such a bleeding diathesis is discussed.

Alternate JournalBr J Anaesth
PubMed ID12925488