Acquired hemophilia A is due to the development of autoantibodies to factor VIII, which can occur spontaneously in healthy individuals or secondary to autoimmune disorders, drugs, malignancy, or the post-partum period. It has also been described in the literature to develop in association with asthma. Given the high incidence of asthma, healthcare providers should be aware of the association between this common condition and the much less common acquired factor VIII deficiency, a serious bleeding disorder with significant morbidity.
Citation: Askin D, Baskin M, Levine RL (2012) Spontaneous subcutaneous and muscular bleeding due to Acquired Hemophilia a in Association with Poorly- Controlled Asthma: A Case Report. J Blood Lymph 2:107.