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What is hemophilia?
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Brittany Chan
Pediatrics
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In brief: Clotting problem
Hemophilia is a hereditary blood disorder in which the person is deficient in one of the body's clotting factors (factor viii for hemophilia a and factor ix for hemophilia b).
Therefore the blood does not clot correctly after an injury. Depending on severity, patients with hemophilia bleed and bruise easily and for a longer time. Some may even bleed into their joints, muscles, or brain.

In brief: Clotting problem
Hemophilia is a hereditary blood disorder in which the person is deficient in one of the body's clotting factors (factor viii for hemophilia a and factor ix for hemophilia b).
Therefore the blood does not clot correctly after an injury. Depending on severity, patients with hemophilia bleed and bruise easily and for a longer time. Some may even bleed into their joints, muscles, or brain.
Brittany Chan
Brittany Chan
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Dr. Kang Zhang
Ophthalmology
In brief: Clotting disease
Hemophilia is a hereditary genetic disorder that impairs the body's ability to clot or stop bleeding.
There are many factors involved in clotting and therefore, an abnormality in a few of these factors can cause a bleeding disorder or a hemophilia.

In brief: Clotting disease
Hemophilia is a hereditary genetic disorder that impairs the body's ability to clot or stop bleeding.
There are many factors involved in clotting and therefore, an abnormality in a few of these factors can cause a bleeding disorder or a hemophilia.
Dr. Kang Zhang
Dr. Kang Zhang
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