Hemophilia Disorder

Hemophilia Disorder
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Genetic disorder presentation - Hemophilia disorder by Jenny Woosencraft

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  • 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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