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In this case report, we discuss a case of a now 23-year-old athlete, diagnosed with mild hemophilia who successfully played varsity soccer throughout high school and continued to play intramural and club soccer while in college. A prophylactic protocol was developed by the athlete's hematologist to allow his safe participation in contact sports. Similar prophylactic protocols have been discussed by Maffet et al, that successfully allowed an athlete to participate in high level basketball. However, there still exist significant barriers to the athlete with hemophilia participating in contact sports. We discuss how athletes with adequate support networks can participate in contact sports. Decisions need to be made on a case-by-case basis and involve the athlete, family, team and medical personnel.


Omole Oluwakorede, Reed Joan, Amy L Dunn, N Gleason Courtney. Mild Hemophilia In A Competitive High School Soccer Player: A Case Report. Journal of athletic training. 2023 Mar 14

PMID: 36913635

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