Hemophilia

Emma Dougherty

Symptoms

Random nosebleeds.

Unexplained and excessive bleeding when cut, or in surgey, dental work ect.

Many deep large bruises.

Pain or swelling in joints.

Complications

Damage to joints.

Deep internal bleeding.

Infection.

Adverse reaction to clotting treatment.

Inheritence

Inherited in an X-linked recessive pattern. It is located on the X-chromosomes wich is one of the two sex chromosomes.

Treatment

There is no known crure but this may help. Injecting clotting factor or plasma through the mouth.

Current research

Researchers are working on a method to insert better functioning factor VIII or factor IX genes into the cells of people with hemophilia so their blood will clot more effectively.Several new technologies are also being implemented to advance hemophilia treatment. These new technologies, once used to destroy viruses in blood, have been successful in virtually eliminating the risk of contracting HIV or hepatitis C from clotting factor today.

Organizations

National Hemophilia Foundation

Hemophilia Federation of America

Interesting facts

Hemophilia is more common in men than woman.

Another name for hemophilia B is "Christmas Disease".

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Bibliography

"Hemophilia." Symptoms. Mayo Clinic, n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.

"Hemophilia." Genetics Home Reference. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.

"How Is Hemophilia Treated?" - NHLBI, NIH. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.

"Future Therapies." Future Therapies. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.