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How To Prevent 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
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
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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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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