Aspirin unmasking acquired haemophilia A in a patient with prostatic cancer
Malignancy of the prostate is very well known to liberate lots of tissue factors controlling the coagulation process. This patient must have developed some sort of Disseminated intra vascular coagulation which was enhanced by the simultaneous administration of Aspirin. Most of the tests used to diagnose a particular coagulation deficiency have a considerable overlap in clinical setting. To say that this patient has developed haemophilia A at the age of seventy plus years and to call it as acquired haemohilia is not justified. The aspirin of course had contributed to the bleeding problems in this patient. It is fortunate that the patient improved with the appropriate effective management.
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