Background: The prevalence of obesity in patients with hemophilia (PWH) quite varies among different countries. The reports on the prevalence of obesity and impact of obesity in PWH from Asian coun-tries are very limited.Aims: We investigated the prevalence and clinical correlates of obe-sity in PWH in Taiwan, and explored the impact of body mass index (BMI) on hemophilic arthropathy (HA) and annual joint bleeding rate (AJBR).Methods: We retrospectively collected 140 severe/ 40 moderate PWH from two hemophilia centers from 2006 to 2014. The patients’ median age was 31.5 years old, ranged from 6-73 years Their BMI, AJBR and other clinical information were analyzed. HA was assessed by roentgenograms of 6 index joints including elbow, knee and ankle joints, and their Pettersson scores were calculated.
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|期刊||Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 6月 2017|