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Has anyone heard of christmas disease?

Has anyone heard of christmas disease?

No joy in Christmas.: Christmas disease is the second most common type of hemophilia, a condition that does not allow the blood to clot properly. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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What are the symptoms of christmas disease?

What are the symptoms of 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

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What disease is known as christmas disease?

What disease is known as christmas disease?

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

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Is christmas disease congenital?

Is christmas disease congenital?

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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Read in child health magazine about christmas disease. I would like to know more. How do I find out?

Read in child health magazine about christmas disease. I would like to know more. How do I find out?

Haemophilia B: Haemophilia 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

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How is christmas disease treated?

How is christmas disease treated?

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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What can I do to treat christmas disease?

Hard to answer?: Treatment for hemophilia b includes intravenous infusions of factor 9 and fresh frozen plasma. Other treatments include the administration of epsilon aminocaproic acid, and coagulation factor viia. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is christmas disease?

Christmas Disease: Christmas disease aka hemophilia b is a coagulopathy diagnosed by the absence of clotting factor 9 (ix). ...Read more

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Could you explain what is known as christmas disease?

Could you explain what is known as christmas disease?

Hemophilia B: Named for dr. Christmas hemophilia b is factor ix deficiency. 2/3 of the cases are genetically transmitted. Usually in males. ...Read more