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Unformatted text preview: Haemophilia Epidemiology All forms of haemophilia are rare. Haemophilia affects all ethnic groups and is found worldwide. There are about 10,000 people in the UK who suffer with haemophilia. Haemophilia is rare with only about 1 instance in every 10,000 births (or 1 in 5,000 male births) for haemophilia A, and 1 in 50,000 births for haemophilia B. Diagnosis Most children regularly knock, bump and cut themselves, and these minor injuries are considered a normal part of growing up. However children with haemophilia often show signs of bleeding that are not normal and may alert health workers such as midwifes, school nurses or doctors. Suspicious signs include:- Excessive bleeding from the gums while teething Nose bleeds which persist after 20 minutes of pressure application Spontaneous severe bruising in the absence of an injury Swollen, tender and bruised joints due to Haemarthrosis Haemophilia is diagnosed via a clotting screen. The following tests and results indicate Haemophilia:-Haemophilia is diagnosed via a clotting screen....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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