Hemophilia - Mrs. GM Biology 200

By TJ Lindsay and Ryan Filipone
Mrs. Geithner Maron P.4
What is Hemophilia?
 Hemophilia is a blood disorder where it takes a long
time for the blood to clot. There are two types names A
and B.
A simple paper cut can
bleed excessively
How do you get Hemophilia?
 Hemophilia is a genetic disorder and is carried on the x
chromosome, which means it is x-linked.
Only Females can
carry Hemophilia
Who carries the disease?
 Only Females can carry the genetic disorder because it
is x-linked (on the x chromosome). Females feature two
x chromosomes vs. Males who have one x and one y
Carrier Chart
Frequency of Hemophilia
 Hemophilia A occurs in 1 in 10,000 boy babies
 Hemophilia B occurs in 7 times as many people as
Hemophilia A
Symptoms of Hemophilia
 If you are a Hemophiliac you would experience:
 Excessive bleeding (even from small cuts)
 Easily bruised during infancy or childhood
How is Hemophilia
 Hemophilia is diagnosed either by genetic counseling
(looking back at family history) to see if you could be a
carrier of the disease or take blood tests to see: How
long it takes for your blood to clot, whether the blood
has low levels of any of the clotting factors, or whether
one of the clotting factors is completely missing from
the blood.
Treatments of Hemophilia
 Some possible treatments are: A clotting factor to help
from excessive bleeding, or infusions of desmopressin
(mainly to prevent nosebleeds)
Cure for Hemophilia
 There is no cure for Hemophilia
Works consulted
Clinic staff, Mayo. “Treatments and drugs.” MayoClinic <www.mayoclinic.com> (4
February 2011)
Conrad Stoppler, Melissa. “Hemophilia.” MedicineNet <www.medicinenet.com> (4
February 2011)
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“Hemophilia.” Ncbi. March 2, 2009. <www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov> (3 February 2011)
Hine, Robert. "hemophilia." Science Online. Facts On File, Inc. Web. 6 Feb. 2011
Picture Sources
 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH000156
 http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/hemophilia
 http://www.medicinenet.com/hemophilia/page4.htm
 http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hemophilia/DS00218/

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