Hemophilia By: Serena and Vicky

Hemophilia is a very rare medical condition where blood cells have a hard time clotting.

Symptoms of Hemophilia

  • internal bleeding
  • Bruising and bleeding very easily
  • Excessive bleeding bruising
  • unexplained bleeding and bruising
  • bleeding longer than normal
  • Pain in the joints

Hemophilia is a sex-linked disease. Females are able to be carriers, males either have the disease or they don't because they only have one X chromosome and the Y chromosome can not have an allele. Hemophilia A and B are the most common types of Hemophilia however they are not the only types of Hemophilia.

Treatments for hemophilia: there is no cure for hemophilia, but there are treatments for hemophilia. One example of a treatment is a clotting promoters that helps the blood clot you don't bleed excessively.

Prince Leopold, of the Duke of Albany had Hemophilia. He was the son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. He died on March 29, 1884 after he slipped and fell in a yacht club and bled out since the blood was not able to clot.

Hemophilia A. occurs in about ever 1 in 4000, to 1 in 5000,newborn males. Hemophilia B occurs in about every 1 in 20000 newborn males. Hemophilia mostly occurs in males and is very rare in females.

If you have a severe case of Hemophilia then there is a good chance of excessive bleeding without an injury.

Interesting Facts about Hemophilia

  • Hemophilia A occurs when there is an absence of blood clotting factor VIII.
  • Hemophilia B occurs when there is an absence of blood clotting factor XI
  • Before 1938 the average lifespan of someone with Hemophilia is 11 years old
  • Another name for hemophilia is Christmas Disease
  • Hemophilia decreases as time passes
  • In most cases of Hemophilia it is unknown

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