Mortality and causes of death in patients with hemophilia, 1992-2001: a prospective cohort study

  title={Mortality and causes of death in patients with hemophilia, 1992-2001: a prospective cohort study},
  author={Iris Plug and Johanna G van der Bom and Marjolein Peters and Eveline Pauline Mauser-Bunschoten and Arja de Goede-Bolder and Lily Heijnen and Colette Smit and Johan Willemse and Frits R Rosendaal},
  journal={Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH},
  volume={4 3},
BACKGROUND Clotting factor products have been safe for HIV since 1985, and for hepatitis C since 1992. Few studies have reported on mortality in the total population of hemophilia patients after the period of risk of viral infection transmission. OBJECTIVES We studied the mortality, causes of death, and life expectancy of hemophilia patients between 1992 and 2001. We compared these findings with those of previous cohorts, together spanning the periods before, during, and after the use of… CONTINUE READING


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