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How To Prevent Christmas Disease
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
Bleedind is the most: Symptoms of hemophilia b include:bleeding into the joints, joint swelling: jointpain, hip stiffness, knee stiffness , easy bleeding. Bleeding gums, nosebleeds easy bruising. Increased bleeding after surgery or injury. Blood in the stool:. Black stool. Rectal bleeding. Red stools. Hematuria. Fatigue. Malaise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My lady friend has christmas disease. She was too embarassed to tell me any more. Can you explain it to me please?
Haemophilia B: Haemophilia b (or hemophilia 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
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
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