Hemophilia; Definition, Types, Symptoms, Treatment & Life Expectancy

What is hemophilia, types (hemophilia a, hemophilia b & acquired hemophilia), hemophilia symptoms, hemophilia treatment & life expectancy

Hemophilia in women

 

Women can have hemophilia, too, but it is not as common as in their male counterparts. Women have two X chromosomes, and hemophilia is a recessive disorder, which means that the disease should take both X chromosomes before they manifest any symptom. A woman with hemophilia is likely born from a mother and father with hemophilia or a father with hemophilia and a carrier mother.

References

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Kruse‐Jarres, R., Kempton, C. L., Baudo, F., Collins, P. W., Knoebl, P., Leissinger, C. A., … & Kessler, C. M. (2017). Acquired hemophilia A: updated review of evidence and treatment guidance. American Journal of Hematology, 92(7), 695-705.

Bertamino, M., Riccardi, F., Banov, L., Svahn, J., & Molinari, A. C. (2017). Hemophilia care in the pediatric age. Journal of clinical medicine, 6(5), 54.

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