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Medicine For Factor Viii Deficiency
Bleeding/bruising: Factor viii deficiency or hemophilia- is a bleeding disorder. It is hereditary in most cases . The symptoms would be spontaneous bleeding- either in the joints, skin/gum, or other places etc or prolonged bleeding. The severity of bleeding will depend on how low the level of the factor viii is.. Usually the bleeding episodes will manifest at early age. Discuss further with your hematologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if someone is heterozygous w/ the hemophilia gene, is it possible for them to still have factor viii deficiency?
Factor VIII: Concentrate. Factor viii is prepared by recombinant technology, though it may also be extracted from human plasma. Depending on the severity of deficiency, factor viii may be given prophylactically or to treat episodes of bleeding. The drug is given intravenously. ...Read more
What to do along with Factor VIII for severe hemarthrosis along with large joint effusion of knee in patient with Hemophilia A?
Xfusion with factor-: -Vlll, then aspiration of the joint. Chronic hemarthrosis destroys the articular cartilages. It consumes O2, & does not allow it 2 B nourished. Cartilages only O2 comes from the joint fluid, but it's not available since the inflammatory reaction 2 the blood consumes it ...Read more
Antibody to factor: Viii protein. People who are deficient in factor viii, i.e., have severe hemophilia, are treated with infusion of factor viii. Some make antibodies to factor viii and inhibit its function and are called factor viii inhibitors. Rarely non-hemophiliac can also develop such an inhibitor. ...Read more
Are a mildly elevated PTT and mildly elevated Coagulation Factor VIII Activity, as all as a high ALDO/PRA RATIO something to be concerned about and is there a correlation?
What is the prognosis for a person suffering from severe hemophilia, but getting regular factor viii replacement therapy?
Blood clotting: Factor viii is a clotting factor. This is one of many that help you stop bleeding from a cut. If you are low on factor 8, then you will bleed longer than someone who has normal factor 8. The associated condition is called hemophilia a. Treatment is done by replacing the factor 8 when necessary, such as after a trauma or surgery. In severe cases, you may be given factor 8 regularly for prevention. ...Read more
Get exact diagnosis: Hemophilia with factor viii deficiency is the most common kind. These people today for the most part live near-normal lives thanks to biotechnology. There is talk of a thrombophilia (excess blood clotting / deep vein thrimbi) due to elevated levels of factor viii; this is a subspecialty hematologist question. ...Read more
I just found out my daughter has a factor viii of 38. What does this mean? Doctor said to take her to hematologist.
Little low: May have hemophilia a. Usually seen in men. Women can be carriers. Can have minor bleeding or asymptomatic. I agree that she needs to see a hematologist. She may require treatment with a drug called desmopressin if surgery is required. Check out site. http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/centers/hemophiliathrombosis/resources/documents/guide%20to%20mild%20hemophilia.pdf. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does a low von willebrand factor (vwf) ag: 33 %, low vwf activity: 29 % and factor viii activity: 52 % result mean?
VWD: First of all, these test need to be repeated at least one more time, prederably while you are off all medications. If persistently low, this may mean that you have von willibrand disease (VWD) which is a bleeding disorder. These are several types of VWD and more testing is needed to determine the type. You need to see a hematologist for this. Avoid any surgery and trauma. ...Read more
I have type 2 von willebrands, severe, unknown subtype. I only respond to humate p (factor viii and von willebrand factor). Is there anything else i can take to help with minor bleeds. ?
There are options: There are two other possibiliries that are approved "non-replacement" therapies for the treatment of VWD type 2a, in addition to humamte p there is Alphanate sd/ht. The other is called Koate dvi (factor viii) but this one is used in an off lable fasion for vwd. Read starting at page 50 here for more information. Only your hematologist should make any changes. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/vwd/vwd.pdf. ...Read more
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