A 34-year-old patient arrives in the emergency department after hurting his leg during a soccer game. He says he has hemophilia type A. In which coagulation factor is he deficient?
a. Factor VI
b. Factor VII
c. Factor VIII
d. Factor IX
Correct answer: c. Patients with hemophilia type A are deficient in coagulation factor VIII.
To learn more, read the continuing nursing education article: “What every nurse should know about hemophilia”