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

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 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

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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 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 the testing different for different types of hemophilia?

Not really: A comprehensive hemophilia testing will detect the different deficiencies. ...Read more

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How is hemophilia different from thrombophilia?

How is hemophilia different from thrombophilia?

Clotting: Hemophilia is failure of normal blood clotting and thrmobophilia is excessive blood clotting. ...Read more

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What are the different classes of severity of hemophilia?

Two main types: A, B: Hemophila is a hereditary disorder with two main types: a (classic) and b (christmas disease). The two types are clinically indistinguishable; the difference is in the coagulation factor (important for blood clotting). In type a, there is a deficiency in factor viii and in type b, there is a deficiency in factor ix. ...Read more

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How do you get hemophilia?

How do you get hemophilia?

Hemophilia: Hemophilia is a genetic disease linked to a defective gene on the x chromosome. Chromosomes come in pairs -- women have two x chromosomes while men have one x and one y chromosome. ...Read more

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How common is hemophilia?  

1:10, 000 males: Hemophillia a in about 1:10, 000 males and hemophilia b in about 1:20, 000 males. It is less common in females. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of hemophilia?

Depends on severity: Hemophilia can be very mild (though this is rare) and you may not notice hardly any symptoms or just some increased bleeding after a cut, etc. Severe hemophilia usually results in easy bruising, bleeding into joints (hemarthrosis), bleeding for no reason (nosebleeds for instance) and possible life threatening bleeding events. ...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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Tell me what happens in testing for hemophilia?

Tell me what happens in testing for hemophilia?

Blood testing: A blood sample is tested for deficiency of clotting factors. The two common types of hemophilia are due to deficiency of factor viii and ix, former is more common. ...Read more

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Is hemophilia happening more or less frequently?

Is hemophilia happening more or less frequently?

No, it remains SAME: Hemophilia a and b, most common types of hemophilia are hereditary conditions. The gene is usually passed on from a mother who is a carrier of the gene to her son. Although women and girls could suffer from hemohpilia, it is very rare. Hemophilia is thus usually a disese only present in males. A spontaneous mutation of a normal gene to hemophilia gene ocasionally occurs. ...Read more

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Which is the % of occurrence of hemophilia in the population?

1 in 5000 boys: There is more than one type of hemophilia and it almost always affects boys. About 1 in 5000 boys are born with the disease.
http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/hemophilia/. ...Read more

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Are there any particular foods someone with hemophilia should eat?

No: It is a disorder of clotting, with no gastrointestinal-associated problems. A normal healthful diet is fine. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of hemophilia and what is the fatality rate?

1:5000 boys are: Born with hemophilia. With proper treatment a person can have a normal life span. See this site for more info.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncbddd/hemophilia/data. Html. ...Read more

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Are there differences between how von willebrands syndrome and hemophilia are passed on?

Yes: Hemophilia a (factor 8 deficiency) & b (factor 9 deficiency) are x-linked recessive. Hemophilia c (factor 11 deficiency) is autosomal and usually (but not always) recessive. Von willebrands disease (VWD) type 1 is autosomal dominant. Vwd type 3 is autosomal recessive. Vwd type 2 (2a, 2b, 2m, 2n) is usually autosomal dominant but may be recessive sometimes. ...Read more

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Is hemophilia linked to patau syndrome?

Is hemophilia linked to patau syndrome?

No, not linked.: Hemophilia a and hemophilia b are caused by mutations in genes f8 and f9, respectively, on the x chromosome. Patau syndrome results from trisomy 13 (the presence of an extra #13 chromosome). ...Read more

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What type of mutation causes hemophilia?

What type of mutation causes hemophilia?

Hemophilia: A mutation on the x chromosome that affects the blood clotting factors viii or ix. ...Read more

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Could hemophilia occur due to a mutation?

Could hemophilia occur due to a mutation?

Yes, a gene mutation: Hemophilia "a" is a hereditary bleeding disorder where there is a deficiency in clotting factor viii (factor viii is needed for blood clotting). It is inherited on the x-chromosome (sex-linked). Men only have 1 "x", so if their "x" is mutated, they will have the disease. Women have 2 "x's", so they can have 1 mutated "x" and 1 normal "x", and be a carrier of the disease, with mild or no symptoms. ...Read more