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  Dr. Koop - Hemophilia- Health Encyclopedia and Reference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Hemophilia is one of several disorders of the blood clotting process that greatly prolong coagulation (clotting) time.
In hemophilia, one of the factors required for the clotting sequence is deficient or absent.
Hemophilia A is four times as common, with an estimated incidence of 1 in 10,000 males, while hemophilia B is estimated to occur in one in 40,000 males.
www.drkoop.com /encyclopedia/43/652.html   (812 words)

  
 The Hemophilias: Genetic Disorders Passed from Mother to Son
Hemophilia is a blood disorder that prevents blood from clotting properly, leading to uncontrolled bleeding.
Hemophilia A is responsible for eighty percent of all cases.
Hemophilia C affects factor XI proteins, and is unusual in that it affects both males and females.
www.causes-of-hemophilia.com   (420 words)

  
 NHF | Bleeding Disorders Information Center | Hemophilia A
Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder caused by a deficiency in one of the blood clotting factors.
Hemophilia A is a hereditary disorder in which the clotting ability of the blood is impaired and excessive bleeding results.
Hemophilia A is caused by an inherited sex-linked recessive trait with the defective gene located on the X chromosome.
www.hemophilia.org /bdi/bdi_types1.htm   (1358 words)

  
 Hemophilia
Hemophilia is a rare bleeding disorder that prevents the blood from clotting properly.
People with hemophilia are deficient in one of those factors due to their disease genes, and as a result, their blood can't clot properly.
Hemophilia A, also known as factor VIII deficiency, is the cause of about 80% of cases.
kidshealth.org /parent/medical/heart/hemophilia.html   (623 words)

  
 Hemophilia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Hemophilia is the oldest known hereditary bleeding disorder.
Approximately 85% have hemophilia A and the remainder has hemophilia B. The severity of hemophilia is related to the amount of the clotting factor in the blood.
Hemophilia is known to be caused by defects in the genes for factor VIII and factor IX.
www.medceu.com /tests/hemophilia.htm   (1342 words)

  
 Haemophilia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Haemophilia or hemophilia is the name of any of several hereditary genetic illnesses that impair the body's ability to control bleeding.
Alexei's hemophilia was one of the factors contributing to the collapse of Imperial Russia during the Russian Revolution of 1917.
One of Alexandra's daughters, Maria is thought to have been a symptomatic carrier, due to the fact that she haemorrhaged during a tonsilectomy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hemophilia   (1164 words)

  
 How to Deal With Hemophilia
Hemophilia (say: hee-muh-fih-lee-uh) is a genetic disorder in which a person's blood does not clot properly.
If the mother carries the gene for hemophilia on one of her X chromosomes (girls have two X chromosomes), each of her sons will have a 50% chance of having hemophilia.
Hemophilia is considered a good test for gene therapy because it is caused by only one defective gene.
www.kidshealth.org /kid/health_problems/blood/hemophilia.html   (835 words)

  
 Hemophilia, What Is..., NHLBI DCI
Hemophilia (heem-a-FILL-ee-ah) is a rare inherited bleeding disorder.
Babies born with hemophilia are missing or have a low level of a protein needed for normal blood clotting or blood coagulation.
Hemophilia also can be acquired when antibodies to these clotting factors form and block their function.
www.nhlbi.nih.gov /health/dci/Diseases/hemophilia/hemophilia_what.html   (417 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Hemophilia B
Hemophilia B is a hereditary blood coagulation disorder.
Hemophilia is a hereditary bleeding disorder of specific blood clotting factors.
There are several types of hemophilia, including hemophilia A and B. Hemophilia A is 7 times more common than hemophilia B. Hemophilia B is the result of a deficiency of clotting factor IX.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000539.htm   (800 words)

  
 Hemophilia - Health Conditions - Conditions & Treatments - DrugDigest
Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder that occurs almost exclusively among boys and men.
Although it is an inherited condition that can be detected before a child is born, hemophilia is usually discovered when a small child who is beginning to crawl suffers exaggerated bruising from what ordinarily would be minor injuries.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, hemophilia was sometimes called "The Royal Disease", because many members of the English, German, Russian and Spanish royal families either had it or carried it.
www.drugdigest.org /DD/HC/HCIntro/0,4043,550488,00.html   (394 words)

  
 AHF - What is Hemophilia?
As a carrier of hemophilia, a woman is at risk of having children who have hemophilia or who are carriers.
Men with hemophilia, however, will pass the genetic coding error to all of their daughters, 100% of whom will be carriers.
The children born today with hemophilia and related bleeding disorders may be able to live without the surgeries and wheelchairs used by their grandfathers.
www.ahfinfo.com /ahfinfo/whatishemophilia.html   (1248 words)

  
 Hemophilia of the Sunshine State
The HOSS hemophilia nurse specialists have a combined 30 years experience in hemophilia in Florida, and assist their patients in finding medical care for their individual needs.
Individuals with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders have the right to determine the course of their treatment.
Hemophilia of the Sunshine State is a Hemophilia Service Organization designed to accept the challenge of today's hemophilia community.
www.hemophilia.com /consumers/you   (1163 words)

  
 Hemophilia - Genetics Home Reference
Hemophilia A is the most common type of this condition, affecting 1 in 5,000 to 10,000 males worldwide.
Hemophilia B is less common; it affects 1 in 20,000 to 34,500 males worldwide.
Changes in the F8 gene are responsible for hemophilia A, while mutations in the F9 gene cause hemophilia B. The proteins made by these genes play a critical role in the process of blood clotting.
ghr.nlm.nih.gov /condition=hemophilia   (585 words)

  
 Hemophilia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The earliest recorded recognition of hemophilia was about 1,700 years ago, when Jewish rabbis noticed that some baby boys bled too much, and that this problem seemed to run in families.
Nothing much else was written about hemophilia until 1791, when a Massachusetts newspaper ran a story about a family with six sons who suffered severe bleeding after only minor injuries.
Because Queen Victoria had hemophilia, she passed it on to her children, and eventually there were hemophiliacs throughout the royal houses of Spain, Germany, and Russia.
www.pluvoy.com /hemo.html   (598 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - hemophilia (Pathology) - Encyclopedia
A hemophiliac cannot pass the disease to his sons, but all his daughters will be carriers.
There are two diseases usually classified as hemophilia: hemophilia A (classical hemophilia, or Factor VIII deficiency) and hemophilia B (Christmas disease, or Factor IX deficiency).
Small wounds and punctures are usually not a problem for hemophiliacs and can be treated as in a nonhemophiliac.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/H/hemophil.html   (239 words)

  
 Hemophilia -- Topic Overview
Hemophilia is a rare genetic bleeding disorder caused by a shortage of certain clotting factors.
Hemophilia A is caused by a deficiency of active clotting factor VIII (8).
Approximately 1 out of every 5,000 male babies is born with hemophilia A. Hemophilia B (Christmas disease) is caused by a lack of active clotting factor IX (9).
my.webmd.com /hw/health_guide_atoz/hw191400.asp?...   (156 words)

  
 Hemophilia
Hemophilia is caused by a deficiency of one of your blood's clotting factors:
Generally, hemophilia A and B pass from mother to son through one of the mother's genes.
For people with a family history of hemophilia, it's possible to test the fetus during pregnancy to determine if the child is affected by the disease.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00218.html   (1603 words)

  
 Inheritance of Hemophilia
Hemophilia is a sex linked trait in humans, inherited in the same way white eye color in Drosophila.
A son, whose mother has two normal alleles, will not be affected by hemophilia even if the father has the disease and the defective gene.
A heterozygous carrier mother and a normal father pass the gene for hemophilia on to possibly one- half of their children.
www.accessexcellence.org /AB/GG/x-linked.html   (228 words)

  
 Hemophilia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Hemophilia - Hemophilia is the oldest known hereditary bleeding disorder.
Hemophilia Galaxy - Hemophilia Galaxy is the Web site with comprehensive support information specifically designed for people with hemophilia, their families, and health care professionals.
Hemophilia Ontario - Committed to improve the quality of life of people affected by hemophilia and related blood conditions.
www.ability.org.uk /hemophil.html   (132 words)

  
 Open Directory - Health: Conditions and Diseases: Blood Disorders: Hemophilia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Hemophilia Galaxy - Support information specifically designed for people with hemophilia, their families, and health care professionals.
Hemophilia Ontario - Committed to improve the quality of life of people affected by hemophilia and related blood conditions, and to work towards a cure.
MSN Learning and Research: Hemophilia - Hemophilia, hereditary blood disease involving the inability of blood to clot, or coagulate, leading to hemorrhage, or bleeding.
dmoz.org /Health/Conditions_and_Diseases/Blood_Disorders/Hemophilia   (277 words)

  
 Nepal Hemophilia Society
Nepal Hemophilia Society (NHS) was established in 1992 with an objective to assist the persons with bleeding disorders in every possible way for the control of their bleeding and find solution of the problems associated with it.
Hemophilia is a congenital bleeding disorder caused by the deficiency of the clotting factor in the blood.
Participation in XXIII Hemophilia Congress at the Hague in 1998 with the Support of World Federation of Hemophilia by Gen. Secretary D.R.Adhikari.
www.geocities.com /nepalhs   (631 words)

  
 Hemophilia
On behalf of the World Federation of Hemophilia organizing committee, I would like to extend a warm invitation to visit Bangkok for the Hemophilia 2004 World Congress.
This is the first time that this congress has been jointly organized and hosted by the World Federation of Hemophilia, the National Hemophilia Foundation of Thailand and the Thai Society of Hematology.
Some of the most recognized names and top specialists in hemophilia research have been invited to Bangkok, to ensure that Hemophilia 2004 is the best congress to date.
www.wfh.org /hemophilia2004/en   (351 words)

  
 hemophilia on Encyclopedia.com
Anxiety and intrafamilial stress in children with hemophilia after the HIV crisis.
The experience of children with hemophilia and HIV infection.
National Hemophilia Foundation Announces Recipients of The NHF Grants Sponsored By Baxter; Awards Given to Physicians and Nurses to Promote Excellence in Hemophilia Care.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/h1/hemophil.asp   (483 words)

  
 Hemophilia, Heredity Blood Disorders, NCBDDD, CDC
Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder that affects 18,000 persons (primarily males) in the United States.
Although VWD occurs in men and women equally, women are more likely to notice the symptoms because of heavy or abnormal bleeding during their menstrual periods and after childbirth.
Mortality among males with hemophilia: relations with source of medical care.
www.cdc.gov /ncbddd/hbd/hemophilia.htm   (639 words)

  
 Hemophilia - MayoClinic.com
Hemophilia is a disorder of your blood-clotting system.
Clotting is the process by which your blood changes from a liquid to a solid state in order to stop bleeding.
If you have hemophilia and you have a cut, you'll bleed for a longer time than if your blood clotted normally.
www.mayoclinic.com /invoke.cfm?id=DS00218   (249 words)

  
 MedlinePlus: Hemophilia
Hemophilia A (Factor VIII Deficiency) (National Hemophilia Foundation)
Hemophilia Treatment Centers (National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention)
The primary NIH organization for research on Hemophilia is the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/hemophilia.html   (277 words)

  
 Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program
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Dr Maria Vittoria Rizzo receives her certificate of recognition at the Bayer Hemophilia Awards gala dinner, held in Bangkok during the WFH congress.
Bayer believes the Hemophilia Awards Program can improve the lives of patients with hemophilia by supporting research and education worldwide.
www.bayer-hemophilia-awards.com   (129 words)

  
 Hemophilia Galaxy | Patients & Caregivers
The devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita has affected the hemophilia community throughout the country.
The National Hemophilia Foundation website is providing updated information about treatment resources for patients whose care has been disrupted by the hurricanes.
Baxter Healthcare Corporation is working through the Louisiana and Mississippi health departments to provide medical equipment and supplies to meet the many needs of those affected by the hurricane.
www.hemophiliagalaxy.com /patients/index.html   (159 words)

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