What is Haemophilia?Haemophilia is a congenital lifelong bleeding disorder that prevents the blood from clotting properly, leading to internal bleeding; mostly in the joints, muscles and vital organs like the brain. In many cases, the disease leads to permanent disability. There are two major types of haemophilia, labelled type A and type B. Haemophilia A occurs in about 1 out of every 5000 live male births. Whereas Haemoplilia B occurs in about 1 out of 20-34,000 live male births. It is more likely to occur in males than females. Though females are almost exclusively asymptomatic carriers, the disorder can be inherited in case either of the parent has the defective genes. Haemophilia lowers blood plasma clotting factor levels of the coagulation factors needed for a normal clotting process. In this case, when a blood vessel gets injured, a temporary shell does form, but the missing coagulation factors prevent fibrin formation, which is necessary to maintain the blood clot.
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