What is haemophilia

Haemophilia is a genetic disorder of haemostasis, that is, the blood clotting process. It is due to the lack or deficiency of a blood protein called clotting factor. In the blood plasma there are several factors (13 in total), which are called coagulation factors I-XIII and are all necessary for..


Haemophilia is a genetic disorder, which is due to the mutation (change in structure) of the gene responsible for producing Factor VIII or Factor IX. Haemophilia is also typically hereditary, meaning it is passed down from one generation to the next through these "defective" (mutated) genes. Specifically, males inherit the mutated gene from their mother. This is because the gene is located on chromosome X of the gender...


The characteristic feature of haemophilia is excessive bleeding, i.e. bleeding that takes longer to stop. In addition, in people with haemophilia, bleeding is easier and more frequent than in the rest of the population....

Therapeutic treatment

Today haemophilia cannot be cured. It can however be treated by replacing the clotting factor that is missing or is in low levels in the blood. This process involves the intravenous administration of the regimen containing that particular factor....
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