Postpartum-acquired haemophilia A: a description of three cases and literature review

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Abstract

Postpartum-acquired haemophilia A is a rare but potentially severe complication of pregnancy. Although the natural history of the disease is usually benign, with a high percentage of spontaneous remissions and a low mortality, its quick recognition is important to control bleeding episodes. The therapeutic strategies in these patients are the treatment of acute bleeding episodes and the long-term eradication of the autoantibody. We report three different cases of postpartum-acquired haemophilia demonstrating the broad heterogeneity of the clinical presentation and of therapeutic necessity of this condition. Finally, we present a review of the literature on the current therapeutic management of this haemorrhagic disorder.

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