By: Sierra Fryson & Sierra Westfall

  1. Hemophilia is a medical condition in which the ability of the blood to clot is severely reduced, causing the sufferer to bleed severely from even a slight injury.
  2. It is a rare genetic condition where blood doesn't clot normally. It causes a person that had been injured to keep bleeding a long period of time,an individual suffers hemoradge in the joints and excruciating pain.
  3. Symptoms include extreme pain, blood loss, nosebleeds, bruising, blood in the urine and bleeding in joints that can cause swelling .
  4. Diagnostic tests include getting blood samples to measure the amount of factor VIII and factor IX. The first factor is the protein that causes Hemophilia A and the second factor is the protein that causes Hemophilia B. They look for the lack of proteins.
  5. The number of people with Hemophilia in the U.S. is 20k and Hemophilia A occurs in 1 in 5000 with male births. It is four times as common as Hemophilia B
  6. Hemophilia cannot be prevented, but there are certain precautions you can take such as: avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, get vaccinated with Hepatitis B vaccine and administer either factor VIII or factor IX on a regular basis to help prevent bleeding and joint damage.
  7.  There is no specific treatment for Hemophilia, but if you continue to get vaccinations then you are able to treat the disease over time.
  8. There is no current treatment, just vaccinations for Hemophilia anywhere, research is still being done to try to find a cure.

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"Hemophilia." Genetics Home Reference. N.p., 10 Mar. 2015. Web. 08 Mar. 2015.

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