Hemophilia Royal Disease

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Hemophilia, once called the royal disease is a problem with the clotting of blood. When a cut or bruise occurs it can bleed causing problems with people who suffer from hemophilia. Patients with hemophilia will continually bleed longer than a normal individual. This bleeding can lead to harmful levels of blood loss to internal bleeding. Hemophilia is very rare occurring once every five thousand people. Rare, however it is the most common x linked trait. When an injury occurs, blood cells called platelets plug the wound. Then fibrins seal it up. Hemophilia splits into two groups hemophilia A and hemophilia B. People who have hemophilia A have low levels of blood clotting factor 8. Hemophilia B patients have low levels of blood clotting factor…show more content…
If a mother is recessive for hemophilia and passes her X chromosome to her son; that son will most likely have hemophilia. Meaning that the rates of hemophilia among males are more common than among females. Reason being is that while a female has two X chromosomes a male only has one. The only chances of a female being hemophilia is both X’s have that gene. If a male has hemophilia and reproduces his daughter will no doubt be at least a carrier for hemophilia. Hemophilia breaks into 3 categories severe, moderate, and mild. About 1% of everyone who has hemophilia will go through severe symptoms (internal bleeding, joint spontaneous bleeding etc.) Moderate is about 1-5 and mild is about the rest. Symptoms of hemophilia include cuts lasting longer, and wounds take longer to close. However in more severe cases, patients can have spontaneous internal bleeding in the joints. Without surgery and the proper procedures, this can lead to death. People who have hemophilia are usually diagnosed within the first year. Doctor’s test patience through taking a blood sample, and seeing how much of factor 8 or 9 there is. Doctor’s also see if there's any history of hemophilia in the

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