What is hemophilia?
- Many large or deep bruises
- Joint pain and swelling caused by internal bleeding
- Unexplained and excessive bleeding
- Blood in urine
- Prolonged bleeding from cuts, injuries, or after surgeries
Mild Hemophilia A: Involves a slow injection of the hormone desmopressin into the vein which releases more clotting factor to stop the bleeding.
Moderate to severe hemophilia A or hemophilia B: Infusion of clotting factor from donated human blood or genetically engineered products called recombinant clotting factor.
The exact amount of people with Hemophilia is not known, but the number of people with it in the United States currently is estimated 20,000
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