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Family History Plays Key Role in Bleeding Disorder Diagnosis in Women

Key clinical point: The age of diagnosis of congenital bleeding disorders in women appears strongly linked to known family history and disease severity.

Major finding: The median age at diagnosis for women with a family history of a bleeding disorder was 6 years, compared with 17 years for women with no known family history (P less than .01).

Study details: A survey of 709 girls and women with congenital bleeding disorders from 32 countries.

Disclosures: No funding sources were reported. The authors reported having no conflicts of interest.


Noone D et al. Haemophilia. 2019 Apr 29. doi: 10.1111/hae.13722.