Causes and Symptoms of Hemophilia
What Is Hemophilia?
Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder in which a person lacks or has low levels of certain proteins called “clotting factors” and the blood doesn’t clot properly as a
Inherited Plated Disorders
Platelets are small cells that circulate in the blood. They are involved in the formation of blood clots and the repair of damaged blood vessels.
When a blood vessel is injured, platelets stick to
Prophylaxis is the regular infusion of clotting factor concentrates in order to prevent bleeding.
The idea of prophylaxis came from the observation that people with moderate or mild hemophilia (who
Inhibitors are a serious medical problem that can occur when a person with hemophilia has an immune response to treatment with clotting factor concentrates.
The immune system defends the body from
Carriers and Women with Hemophilia
For many years, people believed that only men could have symptoms of hemophilia and that women who “carry” the hemophilia gene do not experience symptoms themselves.
We now know that many
What is Hemophilia
WHAT IS HEMOPHILIA?
Hemophilia is a rare, in-born, life-long congenital bleeding disorder, affecting mostly males. Due to a defective gene, the body of a person with hemophilia does not produce
In people with bleeding disorders, the clotting process doesn’t work properly. As a result, people with bleeding disorders can bleed for longer than normal, and some may experience spontaneous