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What is Hemophilia?

What is Hemophilia?

  • Hemophilia: Blood disease usually genetic causing failure to clot.
  • Hemophilia: congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Hemophilia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Hemophilia: Introduction

Types of Hemophilia:

Types of Hemophilia:

Broader types of Hemophilia:

How many people get Hemophilia?

Prevalance of Hemophilia: 20,000 people in the United States (NHLBI)
Prevalance Rate of Hemophilia: approx 1 in 13,600 or 0.01% or 20,000 people in USA [about data]
Incidence (annual) of Hemophilia: about 400 babies annually (NHLBI)
Incidence Rate of Hemophilia: approx 1 in 680,000 or 0.00% or 400 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Hemophilia: There are about 20,000 hemophilia patients in the United States. (Source: excerpt from Hemophilia: NHLBI)
Incidence of Hemophilia: Each year, about 400 babies are born with this disorder. (Source: excerpt from Hemophilia: NHLBI)

Who gets Hemophilia?

Patient Profile for Hemophilia: Usually diagnosed early in childhood and often in infancy.

Gender Profile for Hemophilia: Males only (because it is genetic x-linked recessive)

How serious is Hemophilia?

Prognosis of Hemophilia: Good. Near normal lifestyle with treatment, but with need to avoid injury.
Complications of Hemophilia: see complications of Hemophilia
Prognosis of Hemophilia: Advances in treatment over the last three decades have permitted a near-normal lifestyle and life-span for many individuals with hemophilia. (Source: excerpt from Hemophilia Update 1997: NHLBI)
Deaths for Hemophilia: 1,681 deaths for coagulation defects (NHLBI 1999)

What causes Hemophilia?

Causes of Hemophilia: see causes of Hemophilia
Risk factors for Hemophilia: see risk factors for Hemophilia

What are the symptoms of Hemophilia?

Symptoms of Hemophilia: see symptoms of Hemophilia

Complications of Hemophilia: see complications of Hemophilia

Can anyone else get Hemophilia?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Hemophilia

Inheritance of genetic conditions: see details in inheritance of genetic diseases.

Hemophilia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Hemophilia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Hemophilia.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Hemophilia: see treatments for Hemophilia
Research for Hemophilia: see research for Hemophilia

Society issues for Hemophilia

Hospitalizations for Hemophilia: 18,000 for coagulation defects (NHLBI 1999)

Hospitalization statistics for Hemophilia: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Hemophilia:

  • 0.025% (3,141) of hospital consultant episodes were for hereditary factor VIII deficiency in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 97% of hospital consultant episodes for hereditary factor VIII deficiency required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 97% of hospital consultant episodes for hereditary factor VIII deficiency were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for hereditary factor VIII deficiency were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Physician office visits for Hemophilia: 19,000 for coagulation defects (NHLBI 1999)

Organs Affected by Hemophilia:

Organs and body systems related to Hemophilia include:

Name and Aliases of Hemophilia

Main name of condition: Hemophilia

Class of Condition for Hemophilia: genetic x-linked recessive

Other names or spellings for Hemophilia:

Haemophilia

Hemophilia, Bleeder's disease, Haemophilia, Bleeder's disease
Source - WordNet 2.1

Hemophilia: Related Conditions

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