haemophilia Bmedical dictionary

<haematology> A form of haemophilia in males that results from a deficiency of clotting factor IX, transmitted as a X-linked trait.

Symptoms include easy bruising, nosebleeds, bleeding gums and bleeding into muscle tissue (haematoma) or a joint space (haemarthrosis).

Treatment includes the infusion of factor IX concentrates to normalize blood coagulation.

Inheritance: sex-linked.

American spelling: hemophilia B

(27 Sep 1997)

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