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Haemophilia

What is... What is...
Haemophilia is an inherited blood clotting disorder, in which one or more of the clotting proteins, called clotting factors are missing or do not work properly.
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Diagnosis Diagnosis
Haemophilia is diagnosed by taking a blood sample and measuring the level of factor activity in the blood. These tests are done in specialist laboratories, attached to a haemophilia centre.
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Treatment Treatment
Treatment for haemophilia today is very effective. The type of treatment will depend on the severity of the haemophilia. The aim is to increase the levels of the missing clotting factor to stop bleeding.
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Complications Complications
Some people may develop complications from their bleeding disorder or its treatment.
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