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What exactly is hemophilia?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Gene for bleeding

The two common hemophilias are lack of factor viii (hemophilia a) and factor ix (hemophilia b) respectively.
Of variable severity, these people are prone to bleed too easily especially from blunt trauma. Treatment consists of replacement of the missing factor and is a complicated business with specialists that are well-equipped to do this. Cure by gene therapy may soon be here for ix. Good luck.

In brief: Gene for bleeding

The two common hemophilias are lack of factor viii (hemophilia a) and factor ix (hemophilia b) respectively.
Of variable severity, these people are prone to bleed too easily especially from blunt trauma. Treatment consists of replacement of the missing factor and is a complicated business with specialists that are well-equipped to do this. Cure by gene therapy may soon be here for ix. Good luck.
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