FC: HEMOPHILIA | by Cailey F. and Sophie R.
1: WHAT IS HEMOPHILIA? | ? | Prevents blood from clotting properly. Tendency to bleed excessively.
2: HOW IS IT INHERITED? | Hemophilia A and B are in X-linked recessive pattern. Heredity Disorder. Boys show symptoms Girls are carriers
3: SYMPTOMS | Internal bleeding lead to arthritis. Swollen mussles/joints, lenghty bleeding, and excessive bleeding. Symptoms can be fatal if not treated.
4: TESTING HEMOPHILIA | Blood tests to rule out blood disorders. Final tests determine activity level. Genetic testing uncover carriers.
5: CURING HEMOPHILIA | Injected with purified clotting factors. More treatment for patent's immune system attacks the injected clotting factors.
6: Determining Hemophilia | possible to determine yourself cuts bleed for long periods of time Blood wont clot
7: SOURCES | http://kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/blood/hemophilia.html http://www.mayoclinic.org/hemophilia/diagnosis.html http://www.yourgenesyourhealth.org/hemo/whatisit.htm http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-hemophilia-symptoms