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HaemophiliaThis presentationis by group 2WelcomeHaemophilia is a inherited and lifelong blood disorderwhere an essential blood clotting factor is either party orcompletely missing. It occurs in all racial groups and affectsabout 1 in 10,000 of the male population.WhatWhat isis Haemophilia?Haemophilia?Haemophilia is passed from parent tochild it cannot be caught.Men with haemophilia pass the genethat has messages forhaemophilia on to theirdaughters,but not their sonsThese daughters blood usually clotsnormally though they carry thegene for Haemophilia in theirblood they are called carriersWhen these daughters have babies,they may passhaemophilia on to some of theirchildren. Affectedgirls will be carriers of thehaemophilia gene, likethem. Affected boys will havehaemophilia.Is All Haemophilia The Same?noIf a person has a small amount of factor VIII orfactor IX, his haemophilia is moderate. He willmost likely bleed less often than a person withsevere haemophilia, and usually following anaccident.If a persons factor VIII or factor IX level is justabit higher than in moderate haemophilia, butstillbelow the level needed for a good clot, hishaemophilia is mild. Unusual bleeding will onlyhappen when people like this have a toothtakenoutor when they have an operation or a bigaccident.All people with haemophilia must see ahaemophilia healthcare worker if they need tohavea tooth taken out or have an operation, orif they hav

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