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Hemophilia. Lindsey Neal. Alternative names . Hemophilia A Classic hemophilia Most common type 9 out of 10 people have this kind of hemophilia 7 times more common then hemophilia B Hemophilia B hereditary Factor IX hemophilia or christmas disease. Who can get the disorder?.

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hemophilia

Hemophilia

Lindsey Neal

alternative names
Alternative names
  • Hemophilia A
    • Classic hemophilia
    • Most common type
    • 9 out of 10 people have this kind of hemophilia
    • 7 times more common then hemophilia B
    • Hemophilia B

hereditary

Factor IX hemophilia or christmas disease

who can get the disorder
Who can get the disorder?
  • Anyone can get hemophilia. It is passed on from parent to child. Only the X chromosome on both females and males had the disorder. Even is a female is a carrier of the disorder she can still pass it on to her children.
symptoms
Symptoms
  • Excessive bleeding
    • Internal and external
    • External- heavy bleeding after a minor cut
    • Internal- bleeding in the joints, elbows or knees
treatment
Treatment
  • Main treatment is called replacement therapy and its when clotting factor VII (hemophilia A) or clotting factor IX (hemophilia B) are either slowly dripped into or injected into the vein.
  • Can have replacement on regular basis to prevent bleeding
testing
Testing
  • If hemophilia is suspected the doctor can take a physical exam and blood tests to see how long it takes for your blood to clot and to see if you are missing any clotting factors
life threatening
Life threatening
  • It can be life threatening if it goes on long enough to damage any organs or tissues.
sources
sources
  • http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/hemophilia/hemophilia_what.html
  • http://blood.emedtv.com/hemophilia-a/hemophilia-a.html
  • http://blood.emedtv.com/hemophilia-a/hemophilia-a.html