Dr. Helen Pergantou

Helen Pergantou is the Head/Director at the paediatric Haemophilia Centre/ Haemostasis and Thrombosis Unit at the Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital in Athens, Greece. She obtained her degree in medicine from the University of Athens and she is a specialist in paediatrics and also in haemophilia and allied disorders, as well as in haemostasis amd thrombosis.

Her research work has been in haemophilia and related musculoskeletal issues, development and progression of haemophilic arthropathy, inhibitor development in patients with congenital factor deficiencies, rare bleeding disorders, role of haemostasis in critical ill patients, thrombosis in neonates and children.

Key Publications

Assessment of the progression of haemophilic arthopathy in children ;Haemophilia 16(1):124-9 · September 2009 

Intraosseous pseudotumour of the talus in a child with severe haemophilia; Journal of pediatric orthopaedics. Part B / European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 18(6):357-61 · August 2009

Comparative study of validity of clinical, X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging scores in evaluation and management of haemophilic arthropathy in children; Haemophilia 12(3):241-7 · June 2006 

Impact of HLA alleles and cytokine polymorphisms on inhibitors development in children with severe haemophilia A; Haemophilia 19(5) · April 2013 

An attempt to improve the clinical scale for assessment of haemophilic arthropathy in children; Journal of pediatric orthopaedics. Part B / European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 18(4):204-10 · June 2009 

Current Positions/Chairs:

  • Head/Director
    Haemophilia Centre/Haemostasis Unit, Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital, Athens-Greece

Key Institutions

  • Aghia Sophia Children's Hospital
    Haemophilia Centre for children/Haemostasis and Thrombosis Unit
    Athens, Greece

Research Activities

  • Co-investigator in national and international multicenter studies (Phase IV, III) and also author and co-author of original articles in international journals
  • Reviewer in “Haemophilia” journal, British journal of Paediatrics, Seminars in Ophthalmology, Journal of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology
  • Member of the PedNet Registry

Research Interests

  • Haemophilic arthropathy
  • Evaluation of haemophilc arthropathy by clinical scales and radiological methods
  • MRI
  • Other musculoskeletal issues in patients with haemophilia


April 1, 2021

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Hemophilia: results and recommendations from a global survey and consensus meeting

Bakeer N, Dover S, Babyn P, Feldman BM, Drygalski A, Doria AS, Ignas DM, Abad A, Bailey C, Beggs I, Chang EY, Dunn A, Funk S, Sridhar Gibikote S,Goddard N , Hilliard P, Keshava S, Kruse-Jarres R, Li Y, Lobet S, Manco-Johnson M, Martinoli C, O’Donnell JS, Papakonstantinou O, Pergantou H, Poonnoose P, Querol F, Srivastava A, Steiner B, Strike K, Timmer M, Tyrrell PN, Logi Vidarsson L, Blanchette, VS
Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Accepted April 2021