Research Paper On Hemophilia

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The genetic disorder I chose to research was hemophilia. Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder where the blood doesn’t clot normally. It occurs, with rare exceptions, usually in men. The cause of hemophilia is a defect in the clotting factor VIII gene, located on the X chromosome. Hemophilia is hereditary also, meaning the children of a carrier, or someone with a mutated gene, may also get it. Some symptoms of hemophilia are excessive bleeding, both internal, which includes large bruises from bleeding into large body muscles, and external, which includes nose bleeds which occur for no apparent reason. Other symptoms are bleeding in the joints, brain, and gums.

In order to diagnose hemophilia, doctors give you physical exams and blood tests.
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