for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at San Diego, California and other locations
study started
completion around
Principal Investigator
by Annette Von Drygalski, MD
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Annette Von Drygalski



This is a phase II multicenter open-label, single-arm prospective study to evaluate the efficacy of prophylactic emicizumab administered on a scheduled basis to prevent bleeds in patients with acquired hemophilia A (AHA).

Official Title

Emicizumab in Patients With Acquired Hemophilia A: Multicenter, Single-arm, Open-label Clinical Trial


Patients with AHA who are eligible will receive two loading doses of the study drug, emicizumab (6mg/kg on day 1 and 3 mg/kg on day 2) followed by once weekly subcutaneous emicizumab (1.5 mg/kg). Immunosuppression will be given concurrently as per investigator discretion. The primary endpoint (bleed rate) will be assessed after 12 weeks on study drug. If partial remission of the AHA has not been achieved, an additional 12 weeks of study drug may be given. A historical cohort and a study conducted in parallel in Germany (NCT04188639) will serve as control groups for evaluation of secondary endpoints provided the study cohort are comparable.


Acquired Hemophilia A, Acquire Hemophilia A, emicizumab, AHA, Hemophilia A


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Signed Informed Consent/Assent Form
  • Age ≥18 years at time of signing Informed Consent Form
  • Ability to comply with the study protocol, in the investigator's judgment
  • Diagnosis of AHA based on a reduced FVIII activity (<50 %) and positive FVIII inhibitor (>0.6 BU/ml) at screening (local laboratory)
  • Current bleeding due to AHA at the time of screening
  • Plan to be adherent to emicizumab prophylaxis during the study
  • For women of childbearing potential who meet the following criteria:
  • Refrain from heterosexual intercourse or use contraceptive methods that result in a failure rate of <1% per year during the study period A woman with ≥ 12 continuous months of amenorrhea with no identified cause other than menopause and has not undergone surgical sterilization (removal of ovaries and/or uterus). use of combined oral or injected hormonal contraceptive, bilateral tubal ligation, male sterilization, hormone- releasing intrauterine devices, and copper intrauterine devices.

You CAN'T join if...

  • Congenital hemophilia A
  • Treatment with aPCC within the last 24 hours before first study treatment or planned treatment with aPCC during the course of the study
  • Known positive lupus anticoagulant at the time of screening
  • Severe uncontrolled infection at the time of screening
  • Signs of active disseminated intravascular coagulation at the time of screening -
  • Emicizumab ⎯ AHA Emi Version 1.0 20
  • Current treatment for thromboembolic disease or signs of current thromboembolic disease at time of screening
  • Patients who are at high risk for TMA (e.g., have a previous medical or family history of TMA), in the investigator's judgment
  • Known severe congenital or acquired thrombophilia
  • Life expectancy <3 months at the time of screening
  • Other conditions that substantially increase risk of bleeding or thrombosis by the discretion of the investigator
  • Contraindications according to the Investigator's Brochure of emicizumab
  • Current treatment with emicizumab at time of screening
  • History of clinically significant hypersensitivity associated with monoclonal antibody therapies or components of the emicizumab injection by the discretion of the investigator
  • Concurrent disease, treatment, or abnormality in clinical laboratory tests that could interfere with the conduct of the study, may pose additional risk, or would, in the opinion of the local investigator, preclude the patient's safe participation in and completion of the study
  • Addiction or other diseases that preclude the patient from appropriately assessing the nature and scope as well as possible consequences of the clinical study by the discretion of the investigator
  • Pregnant or breast-feeding women
  • Would refuse treatment with blood or blood products, if necessary.
  • Subject is in custody by order of an authority or a court of law
  • Treatment with any of the following:
  • An investigational drug to treat or reduce the risk of hemophilic bleeds within 5 half-lives of last drug administration before Study Day 1
  • A non-hemophilia-related investigational drug within the last 30 days or 5 half-lives- before Study Day 1, whichever is longer
  • An investigational drug concurrently
  • History of clinically significant hypersensitivity associated with monoclonal antibody therapies or components of the emicizumab injection


  • UCSD Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center accepting new patients
    San Diego California 92121 United States
  • Washington Center for Bleeding Disorders accepting new patients
    Seattle Washington 98101 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSD

  • Annette Von Drygalski, MD
    Dr. von Drygalski is the Director of the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center at UCSD ( and her research interests involve basic, translational and clinical science in the field of hemostasis and thrombosis, specifically hemophilia. Dr. von Drygalski collaborates with Laurent O. Mosnier and John H.


accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
University of Washington
Phase 2 Hemophilia Research Study
Study Type
Expecting 51 study participants
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