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Misdiagnosis of Hemophilia B

Misdiagnosis of Hemophilia B

A diagnosis of mild hemophilia B may be missed or delayed until the age of five or six, at the onset of bleeding from a minor trauma. Severe cases are usually diagnosed in the first year of life. An accurate diagnosis of hemophilia B requires a genetic test for a mutation in the factor IX gene....more about Hemophilia B »

Common Misdiagnoses and Hemophilia B

Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails to be correctly diagnosed. Women with the condition tend to have heavy periods, since they actually have a bleeding disorder. Severe afflictions may result in the women receiving a hysterectomy unnecessarily, when the underlying cause has not been identified. See the introduction to Von Willebrand's disease and bleeding disorder.

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

When checking for a misdiagnosis of Hemophilia B or confirming a diagnosis of Hemophilia B, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Hemophilia B may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Hemophilia B. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.

 

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