Hemophilia – The result is a morbid tendency to bleed

Hemophilia - The result is a morbid tendency to bleed

Hemophilia – The result is a morbid tendency to bleed.

It is a bleeding disorder associated with a deficiency of blood clotting factors. The disease manifests itself only in men. The patient’s blood clotting disorder results in a morbid bleeding tendency. The disease is transmitted in the form of a defective allele on the X chromosome. Women can only carry hemophilia, while men with this mutation may or may not get the disease. The daughters of affected men always carry the disease because they inherit the defective X chromosome, while all sons remain healthy (inherit the Y chromosome).

Hemophilia can be treated with injections of a concentrated substance that helps blood to clot, which is missing in the patient’s body. Untreated disease can lead to spontaneous bleeding, which is most often also manifested by severe pain in the affected joint. In extreme cases, there may even be intramuscular bleeding, into the digestive system or the urinary tract. The worst variant is bleeding into the brain, which can be fatal.

The most famous carrier of hemophilia was Queen Victoria.

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