Current Issues of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

The circumstances of diagnosis of occult haemophilia B in a patient with severe maxillofacial injuries

Current Issues in Pharmacy and Medical Sciences Vol. 26, No. 1, Pages 99-101

JOANNA WOJNAR1, BOGUMIŁ LEWANDOWSKI1,2, MATEUSZ DYMEK1, DOROTA OZGA2, MAŁGORZATA MIGUT1

1 Clinical Ward of Maxillofacial Surgery, Provincial Specialist Hospital in Rzeszow, Poland
2 Chair of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Rzeszow University, Poland

DOI: 10.12923/j.2084-980X/26.1/a.21

 

Abstract

The most common haemostasis disorders are haemophilia A, B and von Willebrand disease. Symptoms of congenital bleeding diathesis can be observed in early childhood, and are easy to recognize. Medical literature describes cases of late diagnosis of haemostasis disorders. These cases are usually detected accidentally, and they can present a serious diagnostic and therapeutic problem. In this article, the authors describe a patient with massive maxillofacial trauma in whom a haemostasis disorder was detected and diagnosed as haemophilia B. Detection of this disorder was of significant importance for the treatment of the primary disease, i.e. maxillofacial injuries.

Keywords

fractures, maxillofacial injury, inherited bleeding discorders, haemophilia B

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