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About Haemophilia

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About Haemophilia

Haemophilia is a rare, inherited bleeding disorder that causes symptoms such as prolonged bleeding and easy bruising. There are two main types of haemophilia — haemophilia A and haemophilia B. Haemophilia A is the most common, representing about 80% of all cases of haemophilia. People with haemophilia A or B have little or no clotting factor VIII or IX respectively. Clotting factors are proteins that are needed to stop bleedings. If the blood cannot clot properly, it leads to prolonged bleeding after trauma and surgery and also spontaneous bleedings may occur.

Occurrences of Haemophilia

Haemophilia usually occurs in males — though, in rare cases, it is also seen in females. In about 30% of cases, there is no family history of the disorder and the condition is the result of a spontaneous mutation. In addition, all ethnic and socio-economic groups are affected equally.

Haemophilia Treatment

There is no cure yet for haemophilia but, with the proper self-care and treatment, children and adults with the disease can lead normal, active lives.

Last Updated: 7/29/2014 2:26 PM
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