Hemophilia A Treatment

Although hemophilia A cannot be cured, it can be successfully treated and managed. The condition is treated by increasing the level of factor VIII in the blood. This is done by an infusion (intravenous injection) of factor replacement therapy, also called factor VIII product.

There are 2 kinds of FVIII product:

  • Human plasma-derived FVIII
  • Recombinant (re-COM-bi-nant) FVIII

The proteins used in recombinant factor are not taken from human blood, but are created in a laboratory using recombinant DNA technology.

Reference

  1. Hemophilia A. National Hemophilia Foundation website. http://www.hemophilia.org/Bleeding-Disorders/Types-of-Bleeding-Disorders/Hemophilia-A. Accessed October 14, 2014.
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