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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Christmas Disease (Overview)

Christmas disease is a form of hemophilia.


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What symptoms of christmas disease are the most important?

Bleedind is the most: Symptoms of hemophilia b include:bleeding into the joints, joint swelling: jointpain, hip stiffness, knee stiffness, easy bleeding. Bleeding gums, nosebleeds easy bruising. Increased bleeding after surgery or injury. Blood in the stool:. Black stool. Rectal bleeding. Red stools. Hematuria. Fatigue. Malaise. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
22 Doctors shared insights

Christmas Disease (Overview)

Christmas disease is a form of hemophilia.


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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Don't miss appointments with your doctor
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Go to lab appointments as necessary
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Keep your oxygen levels up by maintaining a healthy weight
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Read in child health magazine about christmas disease. I would like to know more. How do I find out?

Read in child health magazine about christmas disease. I would like to know more. How do I find out?

Haemophilia B: Haemophilia b is a blood clotting disorder caused by a mutation of the factor ix gene, leading to a deficiency of factor ix. It is the second most common form of haemophilia, rarer than haemophilia a. It is sometimes called christmas disease after stephen christmas. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat christmas disease?

What can I do to treat christmas disease?

Hard to answer?: Treatment for hemophilia b includes intravenous infusions of factor 9 and fresh frozen plasma. Other treatments include the administration of epsilon aminocaproic acid, and coagulation factor viia. ...Read more

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Living with Celiac Disease (Checklist)

Schedule a visit with a dietitian
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When eating out, inform your waitstaff you are intolerant of gluten
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How is christmas disease treated?

How is christmas disease treated?

Factor IX concentrat: Christmas disease or hemophilia b is a congenital bleeding disorder due to deficiency of a clotting factor, factor ix (9). Highly purified factor ix concentrates are now available, and it is infused into patient's vein for treatment of bleeding. Now small repeated doses of the factor ix are commonly given starting in childhood to prevent parmanent joint damage at many hemophilia centers. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for christmas disease?

It hard to explain?: Treatment for hemophilia b includes intravenous infusions of factor 9 and fresh frozen plasma. Other treatments include the administration of epsilon aminocaproic acid, and coagulation factor viia. ...Read more

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Living with Crohn's Disease (Checklist)

Find a gastroenterologist and follow their treatment regiment
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Stop smoking
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How do I get rid of lines disease?

How do I get rid of lines disease?

Lyme Disease: Oral antibiotics are the standard treatment for early-stage lyme disease. These usually include Doxycycline for adults and children older than 8, or Amoxicillin or Cefuroxime for adults, younger children, and pregnant or breast-feeding women. These drugs often clear the infection and prevent complications. A 14- to 21-day course of antibiotics is usually recommended. ...Read more

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Is christmas disease congenital?

It's genetic: Christmas disease is a blood clotting disorder, a second form of hemophilia, named after stephen christmas. Congenital means "from birth" so technically any genetic disease is congenital, but in this case, congenital usually refers to a physical issue. If you know your child has christmas disease, consult your doctor to start monitoring for sequelae. ...Read more

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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get christmas disease?

Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get christmas disease?

Let me explain: Hemophilia b is a hereditary bleeding disorder caused by a lack of blood clotting factor ix. Without enough factor ix, the blood cannot clot properly to control bleeding. Thank you. ...Read more

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How is christmas disease treated?

Factor IX concentrat: Christmas disease or hemophilia b is a congenital bleeding disorder due to deficiency of a clotting factor, factor ix (9). Highly purified factor ix concentrates are now available, and it is infused into patient's vein for treatment of bleeding. Now small repeated doses of the factor ix are commonly given starting in childhood to prevent parmanent joint damage at many hemophilia centers. ...Read more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask your doctor for further STD testing
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Ask your partner to get tested for STDs
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Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
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Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
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Has anyone heard of christmas disease?

Has anyone heard of christmas disease?

No joy in Christmas.: Christmas disease is the second most common type of hemophilia, a condition that does not allow the blood to clot properly. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat christmas disease?

Hard to answer?: Treatment for hemophilia b includes intravenous infusions of factor 9 and fresh frozen plasma. Other treatments include the administration of epsilon aminocaproic acid, and coagulation factor viia. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure that your risk factors, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, are addressed
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Inspect your feet daily, and call your medical doctor if you experience any wounds
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What sort of disease is christmas disease?

Christmas Disease: Christmas disease aka hemophilia b is a coagulopathy diagnosed by the absence of clotting factor 9 (ix). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of christmas disease?

What are the symptoms of christmas disease?

Bleeding: Bleeding may start from the circumcision site shortly after birth. When a patient starts walking, he gets a lot of bruising, mouth bleeding (biting tongue etc), bleeding in the muscle and joints. Very minor bumping may end up in large bleeding area. Bleeding in the brain is a life threatening event. Repeated joint bleeding may lead to parmanent joint deformity and dysfunction. ...Read more

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What disease is known as christmas disease?

What disease is known as christmas disease?

Factor 9 deficiency:: Its a type of bleeding disorder due to lack of enough factor 9 in the body, mostly affecting males, but being a genetic disorder is passed by the female to her male offsprings.
Once diagnosed its treatment is getting replacement of the factor 9.
Genetic counseling is helpful to decrease the incidence as well.
Good luck and best wishes for 2014. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
daily
Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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Could you explain what is known as christmas disease?

Could you explain what is known as christmas disease?

Hemophilia B: Named for dr. Christmas hemophilia b is factor ix deficiency. 2/3 of the cases are genetically transmitted. Usually in males. ...Read more

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What symptoms of christmas disease are the most important?

Bleedind is the most: Symptoms of hemophilia b include:bleeding into the joints, joint swelling: jointpain, hip stiffness, knee stiffness, easy bleeding. Bleeding gums, nosebleeds easy bruising. Increased bleeding after surgery or injury. Blood in the stool:. Black stool. Rectal bleeding. Red stools. Hematuria. Fatigue. Malaise. ...Read more

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Coping with Disease Outbreaks (Checklist)

Wash hands
6x day
Cover nose and mouth
daily
Avoid unnecessary contact
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Alert providers of contagion
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Can you tell me about williams disease and christmas disease what are they?

Can you tell me about williams disease and christmas disease what are they?

Genetic diseases: Williams' is caused by loss of a group of genes on one of the chromosomes, and gives a classic clinical picture. Affected youngsters have a typical appearance, some developmental disabilities, and reportedly outgoing, pleasant personalities. Christmas disease is hemophilia B, which we now know affected the Russian royal family. If you read online, be discerning and choose reliable sites. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take medications as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
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Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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