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Is hemophilia a kind of birth defect?
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Andrea Knittel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Genetic disease
Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder that occurs when a person is missing a particular factor in the chain of events that leads to the formation of a blood clot.
It is an inherited disease, like some birth defects, but usually the term "birth defect" refers to a physical, or anatomic, problem with a baby, rather than a genetic disease.

In brief: Genetic disease
Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder that occurs when a person is missing a particular factor in the chain of events that leads to the formation of a blood clot.
It is an inherited disease, like some birth defects, but usually the term "birth defect" refers to a physical, or anatomic, problem with a baby, rather than a genetic disease.
Andrea Knittel
Andrea Knittel
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
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In brief: See below
No. It is a genetic abnormality that is not related to birth.
The nomenclature is somewhat confused, but genetic defects are inborn and occur before birth.

In brief: See below
No. It is a genetic abnormality that is not related to birth.
The nomenclature is somewhat confused, but genetic defects are inborn and occur before birth.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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