Erratum: Critical Bleeding in Acquired Hemophilia A: Bypassing Agents or Recombinant Porcine Factor VIII?

Published on Aug 1, 2021in Hamostaseologie0.873
· DOI :10.1055/A-1171-0522
Andreas Tiede30
Estimated H-index: 30
(MHH: Hannover Medical School)
Acquired hemophilia A (AHA) is caused by autoantibodies neutralizing coagulation factor VIII (FVIII). In the presence of inhibitors against FVIII, acute bleeds can be managed with bypassing agents, including recombinant factor VIIa (eptacog alfa activated, NovoSeven) and activated prothrombin complex concentrate (FEIBA), as well as recombinant porcine FVIII (susoctocog alfa, Obizur). Studies comparing these agents directly are not available, and indirect evidence suggests an overall similar efficacy. Selecting an agent in clinical practice therefore depends on (1) availability of agent, (2) safety profile, (3) monitoring requirements, (4) cost, and (5) personal experience. This review examines available data and collects additional considerations to support decision making for bleeding emergencies in AHA.
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