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Dr. Susumu Inoue
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Hemophilia (Definition)

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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

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"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?

"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

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What is the difference between hemophilia a and b?

Clotting factor.: Hemophilia a results from a deficiency in clotting factor viii. In contrast, hemophilia b (also called christmas disease) is caused by a deficiency in clotting factor ix. Hemophilia a is more common than hemophilia b, and people with hemophilia a are more likely to suffer from severe disease. It would be impossible to distinguish the two on clinical presentation alone. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms the same with hemophilia a and b?

Bruising: Bleeding into joints and associated pain and swelling blood in the urine or stool bruising excessive bleeding following circumcision gastrointestinal tract and urinary tract hemorrhage nosebleeds prolonged bleeding from cuts, tooth extraction, and surgery spontaneous bleeding. ...Read more

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Are there more types of hemophilia then just hemophilia a and b?

Are there more types of hemophilia then just hemophilia a and b?

Hemophilia C: Hemophilia c is caused by a deficiency in factor xi. On average, it is less severe that hemophilia a or b, but it can be quite unpredictable, which makes it sometimes difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my 2 son has hemophilia a n b, can I give them supplement such as glucosamine.?

Should i be concerned if my 2 son has hemophilia a n b, can I give them supplement such as glucosamine.?

Should not affect: Should not affect, but many unknown effects with supplements and they often contain other than what is represented on the label - so monitor. ...Read more

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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?

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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Christmas Disease (Definition)

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