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Hemophilia

Hemophilia

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Hemophilia
 
Speaker- Nishant verma Moderator- Dr. Vineeta Gupta
 
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History
Best known of the hereditarybleeding disorders.First coined by
Schonlein
in 1820s.Originally termed “
Haemorraphilia” 
 i.e. love for haemorrhages but over time contracted to
Hemophilia.
Hemophilia is often called thedisease of kings because it wascarried by many members of Europe’s royal family. QueenVictoria of England was acarrier of hemophilia.
 
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Disease burden
Worldwide, the number of hemophiliacs isabout the size of the city of St. Louis.The World Federation of Hemophilia saysabout three-fourths of those 400,000hemophiliacs don't get any treatment.The yearly cost of blood-clottingtreatments can run to $50,000 or more per individual.

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