Essay: Blood Disease-Hemophilia

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This is a blood disease caused by failure of the blood to clot or coagulate. This is mainly because of absence of blood clotting substances leading to excessive bleeding even from a very small or minor injury. The disease in inherited, sex-linked and mostly expressed in males and transmitted by females only.1 out of every 10,000 men the US suffer this disease with about 80% of these cases having a feasible family history of the disease. (Soucie, MJ et al. vol 59 p. 285) Coagulants are the mail substances used for treatment with no cure being available up to date. The table below shows how the disease has prevailed in a few states of the United States of America. (Soucie, MJ et al, p 259-287)

state Hemophilia A Hemophilia B Severity A+ B
N % N % Severe Mild
Colorado 183 78.2 51 21.8 36.8 36.8
Georgia 394 82.2 85 17.8 38.6 26.8
Louisiana 196 71.3 79 28.7 50.2 31.0
Massachusetts 309 84.0 59 16.0 51.4 35.4
New York 916 77.4 267 22.6 41.6 30.2
Oklahoma 158 76.7 48 23.3 39.3 40.8
totals 2156 78.5 589 21.5 42.7 31.78

Table viii: Distribution of male hemophilia cases in 2,743 individuals in the USA by type, severity, and residence in 1994. (Salmaan, K et al. vol. 53  p. 1081-1090)

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