The aging patient with hemophilia

Barbara A Konkle
American Journal of Hematology 2012, 87 Suppl 1: S27-32
The prospects for many boys born with hemophilia today include a normal life expectancy and minimal to no joint disease. However, despite the availability of safe replacement clotting factor concentrates and effective antiviral treatment, the aging patient with hemophilia today faces many challenges. These include management of their hemophilia as well as the same age-related health issues as experienced in the general population. While increasing, data on the prevalence of comorbidities and their management in the hemophilia population remain limited. This review will focus on issues related to management of hemophilia and complications of cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, hepatic, and renal disease. Available research is summarized and potential approaches to management are discussed.

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