DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2011.166728


A 24-year-old Middle Eastern man diagnosed with hemophilia at the age of 4 or 5 years presented to the hematology clinic for follow-up after a recent hospitalization for excessive bleeding from an accidental knife cut. The patient reported a history of prolonged bleeding after teeth extractions, an upper gastrointestinal bleed 3 years previously, and excessive bruising since childhood. He denied hemarthroses but reported chronic pain in his ankles and joints.