Hemophilia By: Ava Foudeh What is it?
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By: Ava Foudeh
One is to take a fragment of tissue from the placenta and look at the genetic structure. The DNA can be examined to see if the child has Hemophilia.
Another way is to insert a thin needle though the mother’s abdominal wall. The needle has optical fibers and a system which enables the doctor to see the womb and fetus. With the image, the doctor can insert a needle into the umbilical cord and draw out a small amount of fetal blood.
After the child is born, several blood tests may be carried out to determine if the child has it.Testing for Hemophilia
400,000 people through out the world have it in 40 countries.
Each case of Hemophilia is different.
It Is called the royal disease because it was passed down from Queen Victoria and descended down the royal blood line.
Hemophilia may lead to arthritis because bleeding into the joints can inflame the joint lining and destroy cartilage.
The Hemophiliac will not bleed any faster than a normal person, the bleeding just will not stop as quickly.
Ordinary bruises are rarely a serious problem but cuts and abrasions may bleed for days (with out treatment).Facts About Hemophilia