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Christmas Disease In Children
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
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
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
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
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
My lady friend has christmas disease. She was too embarassed to tell me any more. Can you explain it to me please?
Haemophilia B: Haemophilia b (or hemophilia 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
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
Read in child health magazine about christmas disease. I would like to know more. How do I find out?
Hemophilia B: Factor IX. Travels on the X chromosome ...Read more
No. it is rare: Hemophilia b, a congenital bleeding disorder, only in males occur at a frequency of 1 in 25, 000 males. It is far less common than hemophilia a. The bleeding symptoms are the same for both hemophilia a and b. The diagnosis should be made by a hematologist. There has been much improvement recently in the treatment and prevention of bleeding and thus all patients should be treated at hemophilia cent. ...Read more
A bleeding disorder: Hemophilia b is a congenital bleeding disorder due to deficiency of a clotting factor, factor ix (9). Bleeding may start from the circumcision site. When a patient starts walking, he gets a lot of bruising, mouth bleeding, bleeding in the muscle and joints. Repeated joint bleeding may lead to parmanent joint deformity and dysfunction. Treatment is giving the missing factor, factor ix. ...Read more
Inherited bleeding c: It is a heritable bleeding condition due to deficiency of one of blood clotting factors, factor ix(nine). Usually occurs only in men or boys. The severity of bleeding varies tremendously from an individual to individual. The earliest bleeding sign may be prolonged bleeding after circumcision in newborns. Once the child gets old enough to walk, there may be lots of bleeding into muscles (hematoma). ...Read more
Hemophilias: Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder, usually inherited with an x-linked recessive inheritance pattern, which results from the deficiency of a coagulation factor. Hemophilia a results from the deficiency of clotting factor viii. Hemophilia b results from the deficiency of clotting factor ix. Acquired hemophilia is a separate noninherited condition, rarer than congenital hemophilia, autoimmune. ...Read more
Not a living donor: Unclear whether the query was about organ donation while alive or following death. Since we never want to harm a live donor - who doesn't need surgery, most teams would not put that person at risk for donation of a kidney or a portion of liver or lung. However, if the person with hemophilia has died, multiple organs may well function well enough for txp. We would be grateful for these gifts. ...Read more
My sisterson HEMOPHILIA B patient,taking factor whenever necessary. now having aptt 176sec. can we give prophylaxis factor. ?
Prophylactic infusion of factor IX is an accepted treatment. Please consult this site for more info.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000539.htm ...Read more
HEMOPHILIA B BOY HAS KNEE SWELLING FORONEYEAR, HAD FACTOR, DOING EXERCISE.HE DEVELOPED FEVER AFTER 2ND AND 3RD OF FACTOR INFUSION. NORMAL KNEE X-RAY.
Still having fever?: The biggest concern would be for hemarthrosis (blood in the joint) or a bacterial infection of the knee joint. Another consideration in children is transient synovitis - pain about 6 weeks after a viral infection. Normal X-rays are reassuring, but you should discuss further factor administration. Pain medicine and splinting may help, but a blood count and inflammatory markers may be needed. ...Read more
"I've got hemophilia b 23% factor 9 deficiency. In 1981, age two (now 35) via transfusion of factor 9 hep c anti. Can amyl nitrate be prescribed 4this?
Not that I'm aware: Amyl nitrate, not to be confused with amyl nitrite which is used medicinally to relax blood vessels (and also recreationally as "poppers") is most likely toxic to humans. While it's used as reagent in industrial chemical synthesis and as an additive to diesel fuel, i can find no evidence for its use in medicine for Hemophilia, hepatitis C or other disorders. ...Read more