Hemophilia

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Hemophilia is a rare, inherited disorder in which the individual’s blood does not clot properly due to a lack of sufficient blood-clotting proteins or factors. This can cause spontaneous, excessive or prolonged bleeding, and in serious cases, internal bleeding that can damage the joints, brain organs and tissues. Signs and symptoms include excessive bleeding and bruising, joint pain, blood in the urine or stool, and frequent nose bleeds. While there currently is no cure for hemophilia, treatments include hormone injections, clot-preserving medications and infusions that include clotting factors.

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