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Is hemophilia terminal

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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
NO: The HIV epidemic affected many hemophiliacs but those that survived through that time and those diagnosed after the HIV epidemic was fully realized ha... Read More
Dr. Stephen Berns
Pathology 20 years experience
No: With proper treatment, one can live a long and fulfilling life. Please see you doctor for additional information, as this can be a complicated illnes... Read More

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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
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Pediatrics 10 years experience
Clotting problem: Hemophilia is a hereditary blood disorder in which the person is deficient in one of the body's clotting factors (factor viii for hemophilia a and fac... Read More
Dr. Kang Zhang
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Clotting disease: Hemophilia is a hereditary genetic disorder that impairs the body's ability to clot or stop bleeding. There are many factors involved in clotting and ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: About 17, 000 people in the United States have hemophilia. The blood of a person who has hemophilia, a rare, inherited bleeding disease, lacks a prote... Read More
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology 19 years experience
Yes: Hemophilia is a lifelong disease, but with proper treatment and self-care, most people with hemophilia can maintain an active, productive lifestyle.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Genetic defect: Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder due to abnormal gene for clotting factor viii (hemophilia a) or ix (hemophilia b) that is on the x-chromosome and me... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Inheritance/genetics: Hemophilia is a disorder of clotting due to abnormal genes that are inherited from the mother by the son. Daughters are carriers but generally do not... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Conrad Otto: Families in which the males bled after minor trauma were known from antiquity, but Dr. Otto in 1803 established the pattern of inheritance and is cred... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Heredity: Hemophilia is a genetic disease that is passed down in families.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 23 years experience
1:10,000 males: Hemophillia a in about 1:10, 000 males and hemophilia b in about 1:20, 000 males. It is less common in females.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
IV Factor 8 infusion: Factor viii is given IV if and when bleeding occurs, also before and after any contemplated surgery.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Gene for bleeding: The two common hemophilias are lack of factor viii (hemophilia a) and factor ix (hemophilia b) respectively. Of variable severity, these people are pr... Read More

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