OSCAR D. RATNOFF, M.D.; MICHAEL M. LEDERMAN, M.D.; CARL KRILL, M.D.; LAWRENCE M. PASS, M.D.; CHARLES E. ROSS, M.D.
To the editor: Approximately 2 years have elapsed since the first description of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in patients with classic hemophilia (factor VIII deficiency) (1). An update of the frequency of problems related to this syndrome in Northeast Ohio may provide some insight into the magnitude of the problem in this population. As of 1 January 1982, 91 patients with classic hemophilia were enrolled in home therapy programs using lyophilized preparations of antihemophilic factor (factor VIII). Since that date, 7 patients have died, 3 of processes apparently unrelated to the syndrome, including 2 who died of chronic active hepatitis
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RATNOFF OD, LEDERMAN MM, KRILL C, PASS LM, ROSS CE. Hemophilia and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1985;102:412. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-3-412_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(3):412.
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