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What is hemophilia?

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Dr. Brittany Chan
9 years experience in Pediatrics
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 factor ix for hemophilia b). Therefore the blood does not clot correctly after an injury. Depending on severity, patients with hemophilia bleed and bruise easily and for a longer time. Some may even bleed into their joints, muscles, or brain.
Answered on Jul 8, 2014
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