Rare Late Presentation of Severe Congenital Hemophilia A in a Ugandan
Soldier - Case Report
AbstractPatients with severe hemophilia are usually diagnosed in infancy due to
early onset of abnormal bleeding symptoms that characterize the disease.
Affected individuals require coagulation factor routinely or prior to
surgical procedures to prevent bleeding and are usually excluded from
activities with a high risk of trauma. A 25-year old active-duty soldier
was diagnosed with severe congenital hemophilia A after presenting with
initial episode of prolonged bleeding. His case demonstrates a rare late
presentation of a disease that typically presents in infancy and
highlights the need for improving knowledge about bleeding disorders
among health workers and the community.