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What is the treatment for hemophilia?

What is the treatment for hemophilia?

Replacement: Coagulation factors. Recombinant coagulation factor, viii or ix, depending if it is hemophilia a or b, is administered by injection. ...Read more

Dr. Susumu Inoue
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Hemophilia (Definition)

A disorder in which ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for hemophilia?

What is the best treatment for hemophilia?

Replacement: Replacement of the missing clotting factor to prevent episodic bleeding attacks. ...Read more

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How do people get treatment for hemophilia?

Subspecialist: These are difficult, lifelong diseases that will involve care by subspecialist hematologists focused on their treatment, and much education and being proactive by the patient and family. The rx is factor replacement and care of complications. If it is hemophilia b, see if you can get into a gene therapy study. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment for hemophilia?

Subspecialist care: The two common hemophilias are lack of factor viii (hemophilia a) and factor ix (hemophilia b) respectively. Of variable severity, these people are prone to bleed too easily especially from blunt trauma. Treatment consists of replacement of the missing factor and is a complicated business with specialists that are well-equipped to do this. Cure by gene therapy may soon be here for ix. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hemophilia: what are the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment of it?

Hemophilia: what are the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment of it?

Bleeding, Lab tests: There are two major forms of hemophilia and both are associated with excessive bleeding in tissues on minor trauma, including bleeding into joint cavities. Both forms can be diagnosed with lab tests and treated with appropriate clotting factor concentrates. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for hemophilia?

Factor replacement: Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder where low clotting factor levels cause patients to bleed with trauma or spontaneously. Treatment includes injectable replacement of clotting factors and also blood transfusions, plasma, ddavp, (desmopressin) supportive therapy. ...Read more

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Could people with hemophilia have dental treatment?

Could people with hemophilia have dental treatment?

Yes: Yes, with proper precautions, preparation and monitoring. See both articles: http://www1.Wfh. Org/publication/files/pdf-1190.Pdf
and http://www. Dentalcare. Com/en-us/dental-education/continuing-education/ce319/ce319.Aspx? Modulename=coursecontent;partid=6;sectionid=-1. ...Read more

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Is it possible for people with hemophilia to have dental treatment?

Yes: A person with hemophilia can and should have routine preventive and comprehensive dental care. If surgical intervention is planned or a procedure where bleeding is anticipated, your dentist and/or surgeon will or should consult with your hematologist to discuss the planned treatment and options for minimizing the risk of excessive or prolonged bleeding. ...Read more

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I have a question about genetics and hemophilia. What are the possible treatment options?

I have a question about genetics and hemophilia. What are the possible treatment options?

Factor replacement: There are many types of hemophilia. The treatment options vary by the type and severity. For many hemophilia types, the missing factor is replaced by having an infusion of it or a similar blood product. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for hemophilia?

Many and varied.: Depending on which hemophilia (bleeding disorder) you deal with, treatments can vary. Fresh frozen plasma or FFP has factors 8 and 9 but needs plasma exchange at the hospital. Factor 8 and 9 concentrates can be given by injection at home. Cryoprecipitate has factor 8, vwf and fibrinogen, but may need several bags and is usually done for infants and small children. Aspirin is to be avoided. ...Read more

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What are the most useful herbal therapy for hemophilia?

What are the most useful herbal therapy for hemophilia?

Use with caution: The best treatment for hemophilia by far is conventional therapy with clotting factors. No herbs can substitute for this, though herbs like hawthorne, bilberry, grape seed extract ; yarrow may help a bit. However. Many herbs may aggravate hemophilia ; should be avoided, including ginger, garlic ; turmeric; don't try herbs without guidance. See http://www. Herbs2000.Com/disorders/hemophilia. Htm. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for a person suffering from severe hemophilia, but getting regular factor viii replacement therapy?

What is the prognosis for a person suffering from severe hemophilia, but getting regular factor viii replacement therapy?

Excellent: One of my new colleagues has almost no factor viii but leads a near-normal life (no boxing or tackle football) on replacement. We can be thankful for biotechnology that has made this possible. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hemophilia?

No: Not yet, however, the disorder can be managed with injections of recombinant coagulation factors. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hemophilia?

Control is achieved: Not a cure, but control of bleeding episodes is achieved by periodic infusion of purified, genetically engineered, human factor viii, defects of which cause the most common form of hemophilia. ...Read more

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How can I cure hemophilia a?

Other treatments: Liver transplant may cure hemophilia a, but the treatment may be harsher than the disease. Factor viii concentrate is a better alternative to manage the disease. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hemophilia on the horizon?

Not near horizon: It is feasible but not anywhere near for trials. There is more than one possible solution and it is hoped that one or more of these choices will work out. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me about cure on hemophilia?

Liver transplant?: Hemophilia can be treated effectively by injections of recombinant coagulation factors. Theoretically hemophilia may be cured by liver transplant, however, the treatment may be worse than the disease. ...Read more

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If my twin brother has hemophilia but I don't, what are the chances that my kids will develop it?

If my twin brother has hemophilia but I don't, what are the chances that my kids will develop it?

Depends on sex: If the unaffected twin is male he would not carry the gene and could not pass it on to his children. If the unaffected twin was female she could be a carrier and could pass the gene on to her children. If she did her male children would be affected and her female children would be carriers. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hemophilia, and I want t tattoo of a square on my butt. Can I do this?

What to do if I have hemophilia, and I want t tattoo of a square on my butt. Can I do this?

Don't do it: Why risk the bleeding from puncturing the epidermis and dermis with repeated needle sticks.
THe potential for bleeding is there and this is an elective procedure that you may regret ...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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Can you die from hemophilia?

Yes: Hemophilia makes bleeding very difficult to stop. People with hemophilia may not be able to properly stop even minor bleeding, and particularly internal bleeding can be hard to detect until late in the game. ...Read more

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What is acquired hemophilia?  

Bleeding disorder: Acquired hemophilia is when the body spontaneously makes autoantibodies (a signal that tells the immune response to respond to one of the body's normal components) for coagulation factor (these factors help with blood clotting) viii. This is usually in association with various autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What gives people hemophilia?

Depends: There are two types of hemophilia (besides the a, b, c) - genetic (the most common and well-known) and acquired. Genetic is just that - it's from birth due to a genetic mutation. The acquired form develops later in life and is often caused by an immune reaction from an infection or substance (like a medication) that causes the immune system to attack certain parts of the hematologic system. ...Read more

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How is hemophilia diagnosed?  

How is hemophilia diagnosed?  

Hemophilia panels: There are very specific panels to measure the overall clotting of the blood, and the exact measurement of the clotting factors involved with coagulation. In general hemophilia refers to hemophila a (a decrease in factor viii) or hemophilia b (factor (ix). ...Read more

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What is hemophilia and who gets it?

Sex linked disorder: Hemophilia is inherited disorder of bleeding. Hemophilia a, deficiency of factor viii is commoner than hemophilia b due to deficiency of factor ix. Both are x-linked and affect boys/men only, with rare exceptions. Concentrated coagulation factors are given by intravenous injections to prevent and treat abnormal bleeding. ...Read more

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