Molecular and clinical predictors of inhibitor risk and its prevention and treatment in mild hemophilia A

Giancarlo Castaman, Karin Fijnvandraat

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The risk for inhibitor development in mild hemophilia A (factor VIII levels between 5 and 40 U/dL) is larger than previously anticipated, continues throughout life, and is particularly associated with certain mutations in F8. Desmopressin may reduce inhibitor risk by avoiding exposure to FVIII concentrates, but the heterogenous biological response to desmopressin, showing large interindividual variation, may limit its clinical use. However, predictors of desmopressin response have been recently identified, allowing the selection of the best candidates to this treatment
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2333-2336
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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