Hemophilia By: Yordanka Arauz (Is there a cure? (There are currently no…
Hemophilia By: Yordanka Arauz
Is there a cure?
There are currently no cures.
Which systems are affected by the disease?
It affects the urinary and muscular systems.
What organs are affected?
It impacts the veins and even the skin.
Is the disease heredity?
It is a rare heredity bleeding disorder that does not allow the blood to clot normally from an injury or wound.
When was the disease discovered?
It was discovered in the 1960's.
What age, gender and cultural group are the most affected?
Males are the most affected and can be diagnosed as early as 36 months. All racial and ethnic groups are affected.
What is the disease?
The gene was passed down from Queen Victoria, who became queen in 1837. It was caused from spontaneous mutation and from her children 1 son and 2 daughters were affected and they ended up passing it on to Spain, Germany, and Russia.
What is the number of people affected by it?
It affects 1 in 5,000 male births in the U.S, around 400 babies are born with it.
What treatments and /or medications are available?
Replacing therapy which helps replace clotting factors that are missing or are low.
How does the disease affect the body?
It causes bleeding and bruising.It can also lead to internal bleeding and joint swelling. Thzey must be very cautious that they dot get injured.