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Prevalent Inhibitors in Hemophilia B Subjects Enrolled in the Universal Data Collection Database
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Hemophilia Treatment Center Network (HTCN) Investigators
  • Pubmed ID:
    23855900
  • Pubmed Central ID:
    PMC4520536
  • Description:
    Background

    Several risk factors for inhibitors have recently been described for hemophilia A. It has been assumed that similar risk factors are also relevant for hemophilia B, but there is limited data to confirm this notion.

    Objectives

    To determine the prevalence of and risk factors associated with inhibitors in hemophilia B

    Methods

    The database of the Universal Data Collection (UDC) project of the Centers for Disease Control for the years 1998 – 2011 was queried to determine the prevalence of inhibitors in hemophilia B subjects. In addition, disease severity, race/ethnicity, age, factor exposure, and prophylaxis usage were evaluated to determine their impact on inhibitor prevalence.

    Results

    Of the 3800 male subjects with hemophilia B enrolled in the UDC database, 75 (2%) were determined to have an inhibitor at some point during the study period. Severe disease (OR 13.1, 95% CI 6.2-27.7), black race (OR 2.2, 95% CI 1.2-4.1), and age less than 11 (OR 2.5, 95% CI 1.5-4.0) were found to be significantly associated with having an inhibitor. There was insufficient data to determine if type of factor used and prophylaxis were associated with inhibitors.

    Conclusions

    Inhibitors in hemophilia B are much less prevalent than hemophilia A, especially in patients with mild disease. Similar factors associated with inhibitors in hemophilia A also seem to be present for hemophilia B. The information collected by this large surveillance project did not permit evaluation of potential risk factors related to treatment approaches and exposures, and additional studies will be required.

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  • Funding:
    JPS9/Intramural CDC HHS/United States
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