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Hemophilia A, congenital
Other Names for this Disease
- Classic hemophilia
- Factor 8 deficiency, congenital
- Factor VIII deficiency, congenital
- HEM A
- Hemophilia, classic
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bleeding disorder that slows the blood clotting process. People with this condition experience prolonged bleeding or oozing following an injury, surgery, or having a tooth pulled. In severe cases of hemophilia, heavy bleeding occurs after minor trauma or even in the absence of injury (spontaneous bleeding). Serious complications can result from bleeding into the joints, muscles, brain, or other internal organs. Milder forms of hemophilia do not involve spontaneous bleeding, and the condition may not become apparent until abnormal bleeding occurs following surgery or a serious injury. Hemophilia A is inherited in an X-linked recessive fashion and is casued by mutations in the F8 gene.Hemophilia A is a
Last updated: 6/16/2011
- Hemophilia. Genetics Home Reference. May 2010; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=hemophilia. Accessed 6/16/2011.
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