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What sort of disease is christmas disease?

What sort of disease is christmas disease?

Christmas Disease: Christmas disease aka hemophilia b is a coagulopathy diagnosed by the absence of clotting factor 9 (ix). ...Read more

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Christmas Disease (Definition)

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How is christmas disease treated?

How is christmas disease treated?

Factor IX concentrat: Christmas disease or hemophilia b is a congenital bleeding disorder due to deficiency of a clotting factor, factor ix (9). Highly purified factor ix concentrates are now available, and it is infused into patient's vein for treatment of bleeding. Now small repeated doses of the factor ix are commonly given starting in childhood to prevent parmanent joint damage at many hemophilia centers. ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of christmas disease?

Has anyone heard of christmas disease?

No joy in Christmas.: Christmas disease is the second most common type of hemophilia, a condition that does not allow the blood to clot properly. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat christmas disease?

What can I do to treat christmas disease?

Hard to answer?: Treatment for hemophilia b includes intravenous infusions of factor 9 and fresh frozen plasma. Other treatments include the administration of epsilon aminocaproic acid, and coagulation factor viia. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of christmas disease?

What are the symptoms of christmas disease?

Bleeding: Bleeding may start from the circumcision site shortly after birth. When a patient starts walking, he gets a lot of bruising, mouth bleeding (biting tongue etc), bleeding in the muscle and joints. Very minor bumping may end up in large bleeding area. Bleeding in the brain is a life threatening event. Repeated joint bleeding may lead to parmanent joint deformity and dysfunction. ...Read more

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What disease is known as christmas disease?

What disease is known as christmas disease?

Factor 9 deficiency:: Its a type of bleeding disorder due to lack of enough factor 9 in the body, mostly affecting males, but being a genetic disorder is passed by the female to her male offsprings. Once diagnosed its treatment is getting replacement of the factor 9. Genetic counseling is helpful to decrease the incidence as well. Good luck and best wishes for 2014. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is known as christmas disease?

Could you explain what is known as christmas disease?

Hemophilia B: Named for dr. Christmas hemophilia b is factor ix deficiency. 2/3 of the cases are genetically transmitted. Usually in males. ...Read more

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What symptoms of christmas disease are the most important?

Bleedind is the most: Symptoms of hemophilia b include:bleeding into the joints, joint swelling: jointpain, hip stiffness, knee stiffness , easy bleeding. Bleeding gums, nosebleeds easy bruising. Increased bleeding after surgery or injury. Blood in the stool:. Black stool. Rectal bleeding. Red stools. Hematuria. Fatigue. Malaise. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about williams disease and christmas disease what are they?

Can you tell me about williams disease and christmas disease what are they?

Genetic diseases: Williams' is caused by loss of a group of genes on one of the chromosomes, and gives a classic clinical picture. Affected youngsters have a typical appearance, some developmental disabilities, and reportedly outgoing, pleasant personalities. Christmas disease is hemophilia B, which we now know affected the Russian royal family. If you read online, be discerning and choose reliable sites. ...Read more

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My lady friend has christmas disease. She was too embarassed to tell me any more. Can you explain it to me please?

My lady friend has christmas disease. She was too embarassed to tell me any more. Can you explain it to me please?

Haemophilia B: Haemophilia b (or hemophilia b) is a blood clotting disorder caused by a mutation of the factor ix gene, leading to a deficiency of factor ix. It is the second most common form of haemophilia, rarer than haemophilia a. It is sometimes called christmas disease after stephen christmas. ...Read more

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Is christmas disease congenital?

It's genetic: Christmas disease is a blood clotting disorder, a second form of hemophilia, named after stephen christmas. Congenital means "from birth" so technically any genetic disease is congenital, but in this case, congenital usually refers to a physical issue. If you know your child has christmas disease, consult your doctor to start monitoring for sequelae. ...Read more

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Read in child health magazine about christmas disease. I would like to know more. How do I find out?

Read in child health magazine about christmas disease. I would like to know more. How do I find out?

Haemophilia B: Haemophilia b is a blood clotting disorder caused by a mutation of the factor ix gene, leading to a deficiency of factor ix. It is the second most common form of haemophilia, rarer than haemophilia a. It is sometimes called christmas disease after stephen christmas. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for christmas disease?

It hard to explain?: Treatment for hemophilia b includes intravenous infusions of factor 9 and fresh frozen plasma. Other treatments include the administration of epsilon aminocaproic acid, and coagulation factor viia. ...Read more

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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get christmas disease?

Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get christmas disease?

Let me explain: Hemophilia b is a hereditary bleeding disorder caused by a lack of blood clotting factor ix. Without enough factor ix, the blood cannot clot properly to control bleeding.Thank you. ...Read more

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Is it common for people to have hemophilia b?

No. it is rare: Hemophilia b, a congenital bleeding disorder, only in males occur at a frequency of 1 in 25, 000 males. It is far less common than hemophilia a. The bleeding symptoms are the same for both hemophilia a and b. The diagnosis should be made by a hematologist. There has been much improvement recently in the treatment and prevention of bleeding and thus all patients should be treated at hemophilia cent. ...Read more

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What is hemophilia b is and what effects does it have on the body?

A bleeding disorder: Hemophilia b is a congenital bleeding disorder due to deficiency of a clotting factor, factor ix (9). Bleeding may start from the circumcision site. When a patient starts walking, he gets a lot of bruising, mouth bleeding, bleeding in the muscle and joints. Repeated joint bleeding may lead to parmanent joint deformity and dysfunction. Treatment is giving the missing factor, factor ix. ...Read more