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Hemophilia. By TJ Lindsay and Ryan Filipone Mrs. Geithner Maron P.4. What is Hemophilia?. Hemophilia is a blood disorder where it takes a long time for the blood to clot. There are two types names A and B. A simple paper cut can bleed excessively. How do you get Hemophilia?.

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By TJ Lindsay and Ryan Filipone

Mrs. Geithner Maron P.4

what is hemophilia
What is Hemophilia?
  • Hemophilia is a blood disorder where it takes a long time for the blood to clot. There are two types names A and B.

A simple paper cut can bleed excessively

how do you get hemophilia
How do you get Hemophilia?
  • Hemophilia is a genetic disorder and is carried on the x chromosome, which means it is x-linked.

Only Females can carry Hemophilia

who carries the disease
Who carries the disease?
  • Only Females can carry the genetic disorder because it is x-linked (on the x chromosome). Females feature two x chromosomes vs. Males who have one x and one y chromosome.
frequency of hemophilia
Frequency of Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A occurs in 1 in 10,000 boy babies
  • Hemophilia B occurs in 7 times as many people as Hemophilia A
symptoms of hemophilia
Symptoms of Hemophilia
  • If you are a Hemophiliac you would experience:
  • Excessive bleeding (even from small cuts)
  • Easily bruised during infancy or childhood
how is hemophilia diagnosed
How is Hemophilia diagnosed?
  • Hemophilia is diagnosed either by genetic counseling (looking back at family history) to see if you could be a carrier of the disease or take blood tests to see: How long it takes for your blood to clot, whether the blood has low levels of any of the clotting factors, or whether one of the clotting factors is completely missing from the blood.
treatments of hemophilia
Treatments of Hemophilia
  • Some possible treatments are: A clotting factor to help from excessive bleeding, or infusions of desmopressin (mainly to prevent nosebleeds)
cure for hemophilia
Cure for Hemophilia
  • There is no cure for Hemophilia
works consulted
Works consulted

Clinic staff, Mayo. “Treatments and drugs.” MayoClinic <www.mayoclinic.com> (4 February 2011)

Conrad Stoppler, Melissa. “Hemophilia.” MedicineNet <www.medicinenet.com> (4 February 2011)

"hemophilia." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica, 2011. Web. 06 Feb. 2011.

“Hemophilia.” Ncbi. March 2, 2009. <www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov> (3 February 2011)

Hine, Robert. "hemophilia." Science Online. Facts On File, Inc. Web. 6 Feb. 2011

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