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Is hemophilia a terminal disease?

Is hemophilia a terminal disease?

No: With proper treatment, one can live a long and fulfilling life. Please see you doctor for additional information, as this can be a complicated illness. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Factor Viii Deficiency (Definition)

Factor VIII deficiency (also known as Hemophilia A) is disease of the blood in which a person lacks a protein necessary for clotting. These patients are prone to excessive ...Read more


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I want to know what's the hemophilia disease?

Bleeding disorder: Classical hemophilia, also called hemophilia a, is a bleeding disorder due to deficiency of clotting factor viii and affects boys almost exclusively. About 1 in 5000 boys are born with it. There are other types of hemophilia too. See this site for more info. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hemophilia/. ...Read more

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How can the inheritance of colorblindness and hemophilia differ from other diseases that can be inherited?

X-linked vs. others: Hemophilia and color blindness are inherited through x-chromosome. This means that females (who have two x chromosomes, which makes them females) are generally less affected. Males are more severely affected (they have one x and one y chromosome which lacks genes). Other modes are autosomal recessive (parents carriers), dominant (parent often affected) or mitochondrial (from maternal line). ...Read more

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Uncle has a type of hemophilia 1 as i do. I want to know what the probablity of my children obtaining this disease and how come?

Uncle has a type of hemophilia 1 as i do. I want to know what the probablity of my children obtaining this disease and how come?

Genetics: You have possibly carrier gene . Double recessive gene will express that is disease hemophelia .It was common in the royal family due to in breeding read up on tramission of genes and inheritable diseases .There is lot of informaltion available reserch on it and will discuss if any more questions. ...Read more

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(for hw)How do you know if a disease is infectious or not?Are all diseases that exist since birth noninfectious?Is hemophilia infectious?

(for hw)How do you know if a disease is infectious or not?Are all diseases that exist since birth noninfectious?Is hemophilia infectious?

Many viral induced: If a disease is not congenital then it is secondary to a chemical or infectious process. Latter is seen from MMTV virus causing breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer and lymphoma entering Wnt-1 gene. Other diseases caused by infection such as stomach cancer with helicobacter, colon Ca from polyoma virus as well as the leukemias. well recognized. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between von willebrand's disease and hemophilia?

Different but....: Related. Vwf is a glycoprotein important for primary hemostasis. It cross links collagen at a site of injury with gpib on platelets. Deficiency leads to failure of primary hemostasis (ie, bleeding). Vwf also protects fviii from degradation. Fviii partners with fix to activate fx to ultimately promote clotting. So, while different, fviii & vwf deficiency can have similar presentations. Simplified! ...Read more

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Could people with von willebrand disease or hemophilia get tattoos?

Yes: Like everything else involving body art, it's at your own risk. Your physician might be your best guide here. If you take a factor before other procedures, this would perhaps be a good time. Start with something small. I like well-chosen body art and if this is something you've really wanted for some time, i hope you're able to get it. ...Read more

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If a guy who is not a hemophilia patient, but has an uncle (mother's brother) who has the disease, can he carry the gene?

If a guy who is not a hemophilia patient, but has an uncle (mother's brother) who has the disease, can he carry the gene?

No: No, he cannot. The gene for hemophilia is on the x chromosome. Since a man has only one x chromosome, if he had the gene, it would express itself. That means he would show sings of hemophilia. There are only female carriers of the gene. Males will either have the disease or won't have it. ...Read more

Dr. Susumu Inoue
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Hemophilia (Definition)

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