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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

Dr. Susumu Inoue
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Hemophilia (Definition)

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