|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Degenerative joint disease||-|
|Persistent bleeding after trauma||-|
|Prolonged partial thromboplastin time||-|
|Reduced factor VIII activity||-|
|X-linked recessive inheritance||-|
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What kind of medical assistance will a child with hemophilia A need? Will further assistance be needed as the child grows older? What is the long-term outlook for the child? See answer
I have severe hemophilia. How often do genetic mutations for severe hemophilia A occur - in caucasians, in women, and in America? How common is type A versus type B or other types? How common is the severe form as opposed to the moderate or mild forms? See answer