antihemophilic factor VII concentrate


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antihemophilic factor VII concentrate (AHF)

[-hē′mōfil′ik]
plasma derivative used to treat bleeding in hemophilia A patients. May be prepared by fractionation of human plasma or affinity column purification. A recombinant DNA product is also available.
contraindications There are no known contraindications.
adverse effects The most serious adverse reaction is hepatitis, which occurs because the factor is obtained from pools of human plasma. Allergic reactions may also occur.
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