Gordon L. Bray, MD; Gerard R. Martin, MD; Roma Chandra, MD
To the Editor: We read with interest the article by Goldsmith and colleagues (1) that described five adult patients with classic hemophilia and primary pulmonary hypertension. We describe the first child with moderate hemophilia A complicated by the occurrence of this disorder. An 11-year-old black boy (born in September 1978) was diagnosed with moderate hemophilia A at 2 years of age. Between 1981 and 1988, he received a total of 55 000 units of factor VIII concentrate for the treatment of bleeding. There was no evidence of cardiac or pulmonary disease at physical examination during his first 7 years of
Bray GL, Martin GR, Chandra R. Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension, Hemophilia A, and Infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Ann Intern Med. ;111:689–690. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-111-8-689_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(8):689-690.
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