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Is hemophilia lifelong? 

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Dr. Christopher Guzik
23 years experience in Family Medicine
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 protein important to proper clotting. Because it is inherteted at birth it is lifelong.
Answered on Mar 20, 2015
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