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haemophilia

Line breaks: haemo|philia
Pronunciation: /ˌhiːməˈfɪlɪə
 
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(US hemophilia)

Definition of haemophilia in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A medical condition in which the ability of the blood to clot is severely reduced, causing the sufferer to bleed severely from even a slight injury. The condition is typically caused by a hereditary lack of a coagulation factor, most often factor VIII.
Example sentences
  • The range of chronic illnesses covered includes cardiac conditions, hemophilia compounded by HIV / AIDS, diabetes in children, cystic fibrosis, and spina bifida.
  • Several clinical trials are in progress for therapeutic application of genetic diseases, such as hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, ornithine transcarbamylase deficiencies.
  • For this reason, X-linked conditions like hemophilia or muscular dystrophy are expressed in sons and transmitted by physically normal carrier mothers.

Derivatives

haemophiliac

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Hundreds of British haemophiliacs were infected with HIV and the Hepatitis C virus in the 1980s after receiving contaminated blood products.
  • Three quarters of Canada's 2,500 hemophiliacs now have hepatitis C, which causes fatal illnesses such as cirrhosis and liver cancer in 15% to 20% of sufferers.
  • Six haemophiliacs who contracted HIV and hepatitis C from contaminated clotting agent have died since the tribunal began two years ago, bringing the number of such deaths to 78.

haemophilic

2
adjective
Example sentences
  • Although the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy has altered the course of HIV infection, many haemophilic men died before this became available.
  • About 1800 haemophilic patients were infected with HIV from contaminated agents.
  • Results were measured by introducing each form of factor VIII into hemophilic blood plasma and recording the time it took to cause clotting.

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