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What is acquired hemophilia? 

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Amanda Xi
General Practice
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In brief: Bleeding disorder

Acquired hemophilia is when the body spontaneously makes autoantibodies (a signal that tells the immune response to respond to one of the body's normal components) for coagulation factor (these factors help with blood clotting) viii.
This is usually in association with various autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

In brief: Bleeding disorder

Acquired hemophilia is when the body spontaneously makes autoantibodies (a signal that tells the immune response to respond to one of the body's normal components) for coagulation factor (these factors help with blood clotting) viii.
This is usually in association with various autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
Amanda Xi
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Dr. Ruben Mesa
Internal Medicine - Hematology
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In brief: Adult decreased fact

A decrease in clotting factors as an adult can be an "acquired" hemophilia.
These can arise when the body creates an immune response against clotting factors (such as factor 8 (viii).

In brief: Adult decreased fact

A decrease in clotting factors as an adult can be an "acquired" hemophilia.
These can arise when the body creates an immune response against clotting factors (such as factor 8 (viii).
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