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What is the difference between hemophilia a and b?

What is the difference between hemophilia a and b?

Clotting factor.: Hemophilia a results from a deficiency in clotting factor viii. In contrast, hemophilia b (also called christmas disease) is caused by a deficiency in clotting factor ix. Hemophilia a is more common than hemophilia b, and people with hemophilia a are more likely to suffer from severe disease. It would be impossible to distinguish the two on clinical presentation alone. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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What is the difference between hemophilia a and hemophilia b? 

Hemophilias: Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder, usually inherited with an x-linked recessive inheritance pattern, which results from the deficiency of a coagulation factor. Hemophilia a results from the deficiency of clotting factor viii. Hemophilia b results from the deficiency of clotting factor ix. Acquired hemophilia is a separate noninherited condition, rarer than congenital hemophilia, autoimmune. ...Read more

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What's the difference between somebody with hemophilia a and someone with hemophilia b?

What's the difference between somebody with hemophilia a and someone with hemophilia b?

Different factors: The difference is in the clotting factor missing. Hemophilia a is caused by lack of the blood clotting factor viii. Hemophilia b is caused by a lack of blood clotting factor ix. They both lead to the inability of blood to clot properly, just in different ways. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms the same with hemophilia a and b?

Bruising: Bleeding into joints and associated pain and swelling blood in the urine or stool bruising excessive bleeding following circumcision gastrointestinal tract and urinary tract hemorrhage nosebleeds prolonged bleeding from cuts, tooth extraction, and surgery spontaneous bleeding. ...Read more

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Are there more types of hemophilia then just hemophilia a and b?

Are there more types of hemophilia then just hemophilia a and b?

Hemophilia C: Hemophilia c is caused by a deficiency in factor xi. On average, it is less severe that hemophilia a or b, but it can be quite unpredictable, which makes it sometimes difficult to treat. ...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 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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How is hemophilia a diagnosed in people?

Coagulation studies: If someone is suspected of having a blood clotting disorder, then that person usually undergoes a series of tests called coagulation studies to determine if they have any of a number of different blood clotting problems, including hemophilia. ...Read more

Dr. Susumu Inoue
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Hemophilia (Definition)

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