Clinical, instrumental, serological and histological findings suggest that hemophilia b may be less severe than hemophilia a

Daniela Melchiorre, Silvia Linari, Mirko Manetti, Eloisa Romano, Francesco Sofi, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Christian Carulli, Massimo Innocenti, Lidia Ibba-Manneschi, Giancarlo Castaman

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Abstract

Recent evidence suggests that patients with severe hemophilia B may have a less severe disease compared to severe hemophilia A. To investigate clinical, radiological, laboratory and histological differences in the arthropathy of severe hemophilia A and hemophilia B, 70 patients with hemophilia A and 35 with hemophilia B with at least one joint bleeding were consecutively enrolled. Joint bleedings (50), regimen of treatment (prophylaxis/on demand), World Federation of Hemophilia, Pettersson and ultrasound scores, serum soluble RANK ligand and osteoprotegerin were assessed in all patients. RANK, RANK ligand and osteoprotegerin expression was evaluated in synovial tissue from 18 hemophilia A and 4 hemophilia B patients. The percentage of patients with either 10-50 or more than 50 hemarthrosis was greater in hemophilia A than in hemophilia B (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-225
Number of pages7
JournalHaematologica
Volume101
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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