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Where’s the best place to get hemophilia A treatment?

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The best place to get treatment is a federally funded hemophilia treatment center. There, specialists such as surgeons, dentists, physical therapists, and social workers focus on the blood disorder.

Treatment aims to give you the factor VIII your body doesn't make. That's called replacement therapy. It helps control your hemophilia.

There's a 20% to 30% chance your body will reject replacement therapy. In that case, your doctors may try different sources for factor VIII, or try different amounts.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 3, 2020

Medically Reviewed on 9/3/2020

SOURCES:

KidsHealth: "Hemophilia."

Medscape: "Hemophilia A."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Hemophilia."

National Hemophilia Foundation: " "Hemophilia A," "Hemophilia A (Factor VIII Deficiency)."

Medscape: "Acquired Hemophilia."
National Hemophilia Foundation: "Comprehensive Medical Care: HTCs."
Mayo Clinic: "Hemophilia."

UpToDate: "Hemophilia A and B: Routine management including prophylaxis."

National Institutes of Health: "Hemophilia A."

The Haemophilia Society: "Extended half-life (EHL) factor VIII."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 3, 2020

SOURCES:

KidsHealth: "Hemophilia."

Medscape: "Hemophilia A."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Hemophilia."

National Hemophilia Foundation: " "Hemophilia A," "Hemophilia A (Factor VIII Deficiency)."

Medscape: "Acquired Hemophilia."
National Hemophilia Foundation: "Comprehensive Medical Care: HTCs."
Mayo Clinic: "Hemophilia."

UpToDate: "Hemophilia A and B: Routine management including prophylaxis."

National Institutes of Health: "Hemophilia A."

The Haemophilia Society: "Extended half-life (EHL) factor VIII."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 3, 2020

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