Acquired Hemophilia Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Mar 28, 2022
  • Author: Sara J Grethlein, MD, MBA, FACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MD, MS, FACP  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Diagnosis of acquired hemophilia can be difficult, both because the condition is rare and because the patient does not have the usual personal or family history of bleeding episodes, such as is seen in congenital hemophilia. [1] Moreover, the clinical signs and symptoms of acquired hemophilia differ from those of hereditary hemophilia.

In addition to the differentials (see below), conditions to be considered include the following:

  • Heparin administration
  • Lupus anticoagulant

See the following for more information:

Differential Diagnoses