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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 88-90

An atypical presentation of hemophilia in an infant: A diagnostic dilemma in a resource-constrained setting

1 Department of Paediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital/Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
2 Department of Nursing, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria

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Zainab F Ibrahim
Department of Paediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital/Bayero University, Kano
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/mjmsr.MJMSR_63_16

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Hemophilia is one of the most common inherited disorders. There are mainly two types: hemophilia A and B. They are both X-linked disorders; therefore, they are mostly expressed in male patients. Common forms of presentation are bleeding from trauma site, following circumcision, and into joints. However, a case of a 7-month-old male child who presented with severe anemia and febrile illness that was treated for severe malaria is reported, but further review revealed a right axillary hematoma, and his clotting studies showed prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time, and therefore the diagnosis of hemophilia was made.

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