Genetic disorder presentation - Hemophilia disorder by Jenny Woosencraft
A group of bleeding disorders known as Hemophilia are a result of a factor deficiency necessary for blood clots. The factors are protiens. There are 13 factors that when combined form a clot.
Queen Victoria was a carrier of Hemophilia and passed the gene down to several of her daughters causing several generations of royalty to be affected.
Hemophilia C is the Factor XI deficiency or absence of Factor XI. This bleeding disorder can be found in both males and females.
Hemophilia A is the Factor VIII deficiency. Hemophilia B is the Factor IX deficiency. Both are usually only found in males.
Treatment of choice is prophylaxis "Prophy", clotting factor concentrates derived from plasma.
Symptoms for both deficiencies are the same. The patient appears to have big bruises, bleeding into the muscles and joints, spontaneous bleeding, prolonged bleeding after surgery or injury.
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