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Moderate risk of bleeding shouldn’t rule out sports in children with haemophilia

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6778 (Published 10 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6778

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Some sports are associated with a moderately increased risk of bleeding in boys with haemophilia. An observational study from Australia reports odds ratios of 2.7 (95% CI 1.7 to 4.8) for team sports, such as basketball and football, and 3.7 (2.3 to 7.3) for collision sports, such as wrestling, when …

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