Recurrent acute hepatitis following the use of factor VIII concentrates.


During a 3-yr period, a patient with hemophilia A experienced 5 episodes of acute hepatitis within 7-16 days following 5 separate infusions of factor VIII (FVIII) concentrates. Although the exact mechanism of the recurrent hepatitis remains unclear, these episodes most likely represented repeated allergic reactions to an antigenic protein derived from the… (More)

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