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I Onset The more severe forms of hemophilia become visible early in life Newborns often show no signs of hemophilia unless the are circumcised This causes extensive bleeding If the infant is not circumcised signs of hemophilia dont show until a child starts crawling or walking in which bruised markings appear were they have fallen or hit something Hemophilia in mild forms may not show up later in life until extensive bleeding occurs only after surgery tooth extraction or major injury to any body parts The symptoms last all their lives II Incidence The incidence of hemophilia is about 1 in 7500 live male births and 1 in 25000000 live female births There are about 20000 people living with hemophilia in the United States Every year about 400 babies are born with hemophilia Though the disease has an x-linked inheritance pattern as many as 13 of the people with hemophilia may have gotten it from a spontaneous mutation of the factor VIII clotting gene on their X-chromosome The full blown version of factor VIII deficiency is very rare in women and would only result from having a father that is affected and a mother that is a carrier or having two affected parents Even though it is extremely uncommon for a woman to have full blown hemophilia many women with carrier status experience mild to moderate symptoms throughout their lives but much milder than their affected male counterparts who have a mutated clotting factor VIII gene and no normal gene to mask its effects Hemophilia A which is the most common and is also called classic hemophilia Hemophilia B or Christmas disease named after the first patient diagnosed and treated with hemophilia B About 85 of hemophiliacs have classic or hemophilia A III Diagnosis and Symptoms If doctors suspect hemophilia A or B in a young child they will do some simple lab tests They will take a blood sample and measure the amount
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