Hemophilia (A + B)
Hemophilia is a rare blood disorder that causes abnormalities in the way the blood clots. This is usually due to the lack of a clotting factor. Manifestation of disease is usually during an injury, where the body bleeds longer than it should.
- Unexplained or excessive bleeding from cuts or injuries
- Large or deep bruising around body
- Unusual bleeding after vaccinations
- Pain or swelling in joints
- Blood in urine or stool
- Nosebleeds without any cause
There are two prevalent types of hemophilia; A and B. Hemophilia A is the deficiency of factor VII (8) and hemophilia B is the deficiency of factor IX (9). Treatments focus on the replacement of the specific clotting factor that is missing or reduced.