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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Christmas Disease (Definition)

Christmas disease is a bleeding disorder caused by a dysfunctional clotting molecule in the blood. The disease is a kind of hemophilia, meaning that patients are prone to excessive ...Read more


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Is it common for people to have hemophilia b?

Is it common for people to have hemophilia b?

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

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What is hemophilia b is and what effects does it have on the body?

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

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Can anyone give me a paragraph on what hemophilia b is and its effects on that body?

Can anyone give me a paragraph on what hemophilia b is and its effects on that body?

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

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Will a person with hemophilia b likely have a normal lifespan?

Yes: Yes, however, precautions are always necessary with trauma or major surgery. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hemophilia a and hemophilia b? 

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

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What's the difference between somebody with hemophilia a and someone with hemophilia b?

What's the difference between somebody with hemophilia a and someone with hemophilia b?

Different factors: The difference is in the clotting factor missing. Hemophilia a is caused by lack of the blood clotting factor viii. Hemophilia b is caused by a lack of blood clotting factor ix. They both lead to the inability of blood to clot properly, just in different ways. ...Read more

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Could a person with hemophilia b, be an organ donor?

Could a person with hemophilia b, be an organ donor?

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

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My sisterson HEMOPHILIA B patient,taking factor whenever necessary. now having aptt 176sec. can we give prophylaxis factor. ?

Yes: 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

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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.

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

Dr. Susumu Inoue
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Hemophilia (Definition)

Hemophilia is congenital deficency of factor 8,9 ,11 ...Read more