Definición de Christmas disease en inglés:

Christmas disease

Saltos de línea: Christ|mas dis|ease
Pronunciación: /ˈkrɪsməsdɪziːz
 
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sustantivo

[mass noun]
  • A form of haemophilia caused by deficiency of the blood-clotting factor IX rather than the more common factor VIII.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Like hemophilia A, hemophilia B, or factor IX deficiency (also known as Christmas disease), is an X-linked chromosome bleeding disorder.
    • Despite suffering from haemophilia B, otherwise known as Christmas disease<\em>, the 12-year-old was chosen to receive the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Award.
    • Examples include classic hemophilia, Christmas disease (hemophilia B), von Willebrand's disease, Stuart-Prower disease and other clotting factor deficiencies. • Persons with chronic liver disease.

Origen

1950s: from the name of Stephen Christmas, the first patient examined in detail.

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