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What Is Hemophilia? - Hemophilia is the most well-known genetic bleeding disorder. - It happens regardless of the race, but only among males. - It ranges from mild to harsh, depends on how much blood clotting protein, factor VIII or factor XI, is missing. - There are two types, type A and type B. Type A results from lack of protein VIII while type B results from lack of protein IX. - Hemophilia is not only disorder for humans, but also for other animals such as mice.
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- About 85% of patients suffer from type A. - About 20 000 Hemophiliac patients are in the States. - Each year 200 babies are born with hemophilia. Effects - It can have an accumulate effect when a hemophilia patient is infected by hepatitis virus (cause an inflammation of the liver). The patient would suffer more difficulties because of unstoppable bleeding. - It can cause a fatal effect when brain is damaged as illustrated by the death of Leopold from British royal family. - Also many patients were infected by HIV virus due
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2010 for the course SOCI 123 taught by Professor Saiz during the Fall '10 term at Acton School of Business.

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