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Gas gangrene in a patient with severe haemophilia A.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10583535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The haemophilia patient tends to live a more protected life than his normal counterpart, this is particularly so in underdeveloped and developing countries where due to poor health infrastructure, financial constraints and nonavailability of factor concentrates, patients quickly learn that they need to live a protected life. Under such circumstances, gas gangrene seems to be a very unusual infection for this group of patients. We report here a 25-year-old male with severe haemophilia who developed gas gangrene due to inadequate medical management following a road traffic accident. Subsequently, his affected limb was salvaged by conservative therapy. A literature search failed to reveal any reports of similar patients in the English literature.
K Ghosh; F Jijina; A V Pathare; D Mohanty
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Haemophilia : the official journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1351-8216     ISO Abbreviation:  Haemophilia     Publication Date:  1999 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-18     Completed Date:  2000-02-18     Revised Date:  2009-10-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9442916     Medline TA:  Haemophilia     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  450-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Comprehensive Haemophilia Care Centre at Institute of Immunohaematology and Haematology Unit of KEM Hospital, Mumbai - 400012, India.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Developing Countries
Disease Management
Factor VIII / administration & dosage
Gas Gangrene / complications*,  surgery,  therapy*
Hemophilia A / complications*,  drug therapy,  surgery
Leg Injuries / surgery,  therapy
Sepsis / drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
9001-27-8/Factor VIII

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