Acquired Hemophilia A (AHA) is a rare bleeding diathesis characterized by the development of autoantibodies against factor VIII (FVIII).
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About half of the cases are idiopathic and the other half are associated with autoimmune diseases, postpartum problems, infections, inflammatory bowel disease, drugs, lymphoproliferative disorders or solid tumors . AHA is associated with malignancies in 7-15% of cases. We report a case of AHA in a 65 year old patient with prostatic carcinoma, who underwent retropubic radical prostatectomy (RP).
Celestino F, Verri C, De Carlo F, Di Stasi SM. Are you the author?
Urologic Oncology Unit, Policlinico Casilino, Rome.
Reference: Arch Ital Urol Androl. 2014 Sep 30;86(3):227-8.