Canterbury DHB



No treatment if painless.

Increase oral fluids.

If continuous – trial of steroids.

If painful with clots, give factor replacement therapy.

Aim: To increase factor level to 30 to 40%.

Treatment regimen

Prednisone 1 mg/kg for 72 hours


If patient fails to respond, proceed to:

FVIII 20 u/kg daily for 3 doses then review


FIX 30 u/kg daily for 3 doses then review

About this Canterbury DHB document (5262):

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Last Reviewed:

November 2019

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Topic Code: 5262