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What gives people hemophilia?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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