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10 interesting facts about Hemophilia

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Chase Brooks

on 20 March 2012

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Transcript of 10 interesting facts about Hemophilia

10 Interesting Facts about Hemophilia Chase Brooks and Jacob Cochran Fact #1 Since it is a recessive X-linked trait, Hemophilia is more common in men than in women.
Fact #2 Hemophilia A occurs in apporximately 1 in 4,500 males. Fact #3 Hemophilia B affects nearly 1 in 20,000 newborn males. Fact #4 Hemophilia A occurs when there is an absense of the blood clotting factor VIII. Fact #5 Hemophilia B occurs when there is an absense of the blood clotting factor IX. Fact #6 Aquired Hemophilia occurs when the body produces autoantibodies that attack and destroy the blood clotting factor VIIII Fact #7 Another name for Hemophilia B is "Christmas Disease" Fact #8 Hemophilia B Leyden, a rare form of Hemophilia B causes young children to bleed excessively throughout childhood, but little after reaching puberty. Fact #9 In extreme cases, some people may experience severe bleeding without an injury (spontaneous bleeding). Fact #10 In more than half the cases of acquired Hemophilia, the cause is unknown.
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