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Is christmas disease congenital?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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