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Are multiple bone cysts common in hemophilia and is chemical/radioactive synovectomy the answer or they must be taken out through a surgery?

Are multiple bone cysts common in hemophilia and is chemical/radioactive synovectomy the answer or they must be taken out through a surgery?

Not rare: Bone cysts-or "pseudo tumors" are not unusual in hemophilia and depending on location and size may be observed or treated. Treatment is not easy or without potential complications. Seek an experienced specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Thalassemia And Hemoglobinopathy (Definition)

Thalassemia is a type of hemoglobinopathy. It is inherited from one or both of your parents. There are many kind of thalassemia. Most causes anemia (low red blood cell count). Anemia couod be severe requiring blood. Taking iron does not cure the disease. Thalassemia is common in people living in the mediteranian countries, africa, middle east, india, and sotheastern asia such ...Read more


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How is hemophilia spread?

How is hemophilia spread?

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 suffer from it. An affected man pass the gene to his daughters but can not pass it to the sone. Daughters pass the disease on to their sons. Rarely a new mutation, de novo, may occur to cause the disease that is then spread to the offspring. ...Read more

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Who discovered hemophilia?

Who discovered hemophilia?

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 credited as discoverer. ...Read more

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How serious is hemophilia? 

Very serious: Interferes with blood clotting, so subject can not easily stop bleeding when it occurs. Not just open bleeding, but into joints which when started will only stop when the pressure within the joint equals the blood pressure, so there is severe joint swelling followed by fibrosis (scarring) within the joint. Similarly uncontolled bleeding can occur into the GI tract and/or lungs. ...Read more

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Can you die from hemophilia?

Yes: Hemophilia makes bleeding very difficult to stop. People with hemophilia may not be able to properly stop even minor bleeding, and particularly internal bleeding can be hard to detect until late in the game. ...Read more

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What is acquired hemophilia? 

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Bleeding disorder: Acquired hemophilia is when the body spontaneously makes autoantibodies (a signal that tells the immune response to respond to one of the body's normal components) for coagulation factor (these factors help with blood clotting) viii. This is usually in association with various autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What gives people hemophilia?

Depends: There are two types of hemophilia (besides the a, b, c) - genetic (the most common and well-known) and acquired. Genetic is just that - it's from birth due to a genetic mutation. The acquired form develops later in life and is often caused by an immune reaction from an infection or substance (like a medication) that causes the immune system to attack certain parts of the hematologic system. ...Read more

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How is hemophilia diagnosed? 

How is hemophilia diagnosed? 

Hemophilia panels: There are very specific panels to measure the overall clotting of the blood, and the exact measurement of the clotting factors involved with coagulation. In general hemophilia refers to hemophila a (a decrease in factor viii) or hemophilia b (factor (ix). ...Read more

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What is hemophilia and who gets it?

Sex linked disorder: Hemophilia is inherited disorder of bleeding. Hemophilia a, deficiency of factor viii is commoner than hemophilia b due to deficiency of factor ix. Both are x-linked and affect boys/men only, with rare exceptions. Concentrated coagulation factors are given by intravenous injections to prevent and treat abnormal bleeding. ...Read more

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Are there multiple types of hemophilia?

Are there multiple types of hemophilia?

Yes: There are many congenital factor deficiencies. The ones that are called hemophilia are known as a, b, and c. These are due to the loss of factors viii, ix, and xi respectively. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have hemophilia?

Inherited disease: A person is born with hemophilia. It is not an acquired disorder. If you were not born with it, you will not get it. ...Read more

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What are the different classes of severity of hemophilia?

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Two main types: A, B: Hemophila is a hereditary disorder with two main types: a (classic) and b (christmas disease). The two types are clinically indistinguishable; the difference is in the coagulation factor (important for blood clotting). In type a, there is a deficiency in factor viii and in type b, there is a deficiency in factor ix. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hemophilia?

No: Not yet, however, the disorder can be managed with injections of recombinant coagulation factors. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hemophilia ?

Control is achieved: Not a cure, but control of bleeding episodes is achieved by periodic infusion of purified, genetically engineered, human factor viii, defects of which cause the most common form of hemophilia. ...Read more

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What type of mutation causes hemophilia?

What type of mutation causes hemophilia?

Hemophilia: A mutation on the x chromosome that affects the blood clotting factors viii or ix. ...Read more

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Could hemophilia occur due to a mutation?

Could hemophilia occur due to a mutation?

Yes, a gene mutation: Hemophilia "a" is a hereditary bleeding disorder where there is a deficiency in clotting factor viii (factor viii is needed for blood clotting). It is inherited on the x-chromosome (sex-linked). Men only have 1 "x", so if their "x" is mutated, they will have the disease. Women have 2 "x's", so they can have 1 mutated "x" and 1 normal "x", and be a carrier of the disease, with mild or no symptoms. ...Read more

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Is a normal lifespan possible with hemophilia?

Is a normal lifespan possible with hemophilia?

Probably: You must be under close doctor monitoring, and be sure to follow your regimen for treating any bleeding. In the past, because of contamination of the clotting factors with hepatitis, and HIV most people with hemophilia did not live a normal life span, but now the clotting factor replacement therapies are not contaminated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how bleeding cause hemophilia?

Can you tell me how bleeding cause hemophilia?

It dosent: The bleeding is not the cause of this condition but the sign of the disorder. The person with hemophilia lacks some of the factors responsible for clotting. Thus any bleeding lasts for a longer time and is more profound as compared to a person with normal clotting mechanisms. ...Read more

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Can you have facial piercings if you have hemophilia?

Not recommended: Even the association of professional piercers recommends that you should not get a piercing if you have hemophilia. Bleeding is a risk associated w piercing even if you do not have hemophilia. ...Read more

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How great is the risk for nerve pain/damage with major abdominal surgery ?

How great is the risk for nerve pain/damage with major abdominal surgery ?

Nerve damage: Nerve damage risk depends on location of surgery, preop risks (i.e. Previous surgery, weight of patient, h/o diabetes?) and surgical skill. Where is the surgery planned and with whom?
Consult with us if need further help. ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Dr. Susumu Inoue
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Hemophilia (Definition)

A hereditary disorder of clotting factors in the blood, ...Read more