HARRY L. HALLIWELL, M.D.; LAWRENCE BRIGHAM, M.D.
This report deals with a family of "bleeders" whose hemorrhagic diathesis fulfills the diagnostic criteria of "pseudohemophilia" as recently presented by Estren, Mēdal and Dameshek.1 These authors have reviewed the literature and classified 62 patients who exhibited a tendency toward abnormal bleeding as cases of pseudohemophilia. Either sex is involved, and the striking laboratory finding is a prolonged bleeding time in the presence of normal blood platelets and normal coagulation time.
The cases presented in this report are males, five in number, ranging in age from six to 77 years. Chart 1 shows the family relationship of the five "bleeders."
HALLIWELL HL, BRIGHAM L. PSEUDOHEMOPHILIA(PSEUDOHEMOPHILIA*). Ann Intern Med. 1948;29:803–810. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-5-803
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;29(5):803-810.
Coagulopathies, Hematology/Oncology, Platelet Disorders.
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