On this Essay, I have decided to talk about Haemophilia because is a disease that is affecting people from different ages and sex. Haemophilia is a genetic disorder caused by the deficiency in the clotting factor 8 (Haemophilia A) or clotting factor 9 (Haemophilia B). This disease is incurable and can be life threatening without the proper treatment. Going back in history, Haemophilia is also known as “Royal Disease”. This is because Queen Victoria was a carrier of the disease gene and passed it
Katalina Nguyen Dr. Worthylake Biology HRP April 29 2016 Hemophilia Treatments Hemophilia, also known as haemophilia, is one of the most common genetic disorders in which people’s blood clotting does not occur normally. Instead, excessive bleeding occurs in people diagnosed with hemophilia. According to WebMD, a person diagnosed with hemophilia may have “lots of blood loss from small cuts,” and they can also have joint damage. Also, bleeding can occur randomly, which is known as “spontaneous bleeding
There are two forms of hemophilia. Hemophilia A is the lack or scarcity of clotting factor VIII. 9-10% of patients with hemophilia suffer from hemophilia A. In hemophilia B, however, is totally missing is present in amounts insufficient coagulation factor IX. In rare cases, hemophilia can be acquired, ie not appear at birth but long lifetime; acquired hemophilia appears when the body forms antibodies (protein) to fight
Hemophilia is the oldest known hereditary bleeding disorder. There are two types of hemophilia, A and B (Christmas Disease). Low levels or complete absence of a blood protein essential for clotting causes both. Patients with hemophilia A lack the blood clotting protein, factor VIII, and those with hemophilia B lack factor IX. A person with severe hemophilia has less than 1% of the normal amount of a clotting factor - either Factor VIII (8) or Factor IX (9). People without hemophilia have between
condition may not become apparent until abnormal bleeding occurs following surgery or a serious injury.” (Genetics Home Reference) Males are more prone to Hemophilia. Two main types are Hemophilia A and Hemophilia B. Someone with Hemophilia A lacks clotting factor 8. Whilst people with Hemophilia B lack clotting factor 9. If one blood clotting factor is eliminated, the process of clotting falls apart. It can be compared with a chain reaction.
bleeding. Plasma is one of the ‘human blood products’ than is used for factor replacement. Another factor replacement option is using the recombinant factor, which is produced in a laboratory. The second most common type of hemophilia is hemophilia B and is also known as factor IX deficiency, or the Christmas disease. It, like Hemophilia A, is an inherited disorder. It appears much less than Hemophilia A and occurs in “approximately 1 in 25,000 male births, and
Introduction Hemophilia A is a known X-linked recessive disorder. This condition or bleeding disorder is characterized by a deficiency in the activity of a coagulation factor, which in this case is F8 or coagulation factor VIII. This condition is clinically known to be heterogeneous and its severity depends on the plasma level of the coagulation factor VIII. Varying levels of hemophilia exist which are categorized based on percentage of coagulation factor within blood plasma compared to normal levels
occurs in one in every ten-thousand births. This disease is due to a deficiency of factor VIII. Hemophilia B is also known as factor IX (FIX) deficiency or Christmas disease. This disease is due to a deficiency in factor IX. Hemophilia B effects one in fifty-thousand people, (“Types of Bleeding Disorders,” Nation Hemophilia Foundation for All Bleeding Disorders). Type A is much more common than type B. Hemophilia is caused by a defect in one of the genes that determines how the body makes blood clot.
Hemophilia A/B (Royal Disease) Introduction Have you ever wondered about diseases? Today’s disease is called Hemophilia. Hemophilia has many symptoms, problems, and medical treatments. Hemophilia was discovered by Dr. Judith Pool. Hemophilia is a rare disease. It prevents cuts and wounds from getting clotted properly. “The platelets are not sticky enough for the wound to be sealed”. This disease usually leads to lots of blood loss. There is no cure, but there are treatments. “There are two types
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