Additional Health Risks for Men with Hemophilia

Diabetes and infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) increase the risk of high blood pressure (hypertension) among men with hemophilia, a U.S. study found, published in the journal Haemophilia.

Given that both hypertension and diabetes can lead to a brain bleed in hemophilia patients, these findings support early screening for these conditions in this patient population, the researchers noted.

The study, “Diabetes, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus influence hypertension risk differently in cohorts of hemophilia patients, veterans and the general population,” was published in the journal Haemophilia. Visit here for more info.

Source: The Communiqué – August 2022, LA Kelley Communications, Inc.