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Postby vinaya » Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:09 am

who r haemophiliacs?
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Postby opuntia » Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:25 am

A haemophiliac is a person who is suffering from any of several hereditary genetic illnesses that impair the body's ability to control bleeding.
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Postby Poison » Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:21 pm

Someone who has hemophilia disease. For more info we hjave a dictionary and google is your best friend. :)
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Postby Dr.Stein » Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:43 am

This is the famous haemophiliac :)

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Postby Poison » Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:07 am

Pieces from DrStein's pic collection. :lol:
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Postby Dr.Stein » Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:27 am

Yeah, the one I put on my room wall :lol: My friends asked whether she is my mom :lol: :P
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Postby vinaya » Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:40 pm

8) :lol: :wink:

so AIDS can cause haemophilia to be uncurable
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Postby canalon » Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:19 pm

vinaya wrote:8) :lol: :wink:

so AIDS can cause haemophilia to be uncurable


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Haemophilia is uncurable. But symptoms can be relieved by frequent injection of coagulation factors purified from blood. Hence if blood is contaminated by HIV, Haemophiliac are likely to become infected.
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Postby MrMistery » Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:16 pm

About this: i read in a genetics book(a college course, 2005 edition) that it is not yet known why sometimes hemophilia appears in women. Most book say that the recessive gene for hemophilia is deadly in a homozygous state. But history has shown us differently. Any info/thoughts?
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Postby Poison » Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:30 pm

But, as much as I know, those women don't live long. Am I mistaken?
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Postby Squawkbox » Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:32 pm

The main cause of haemaphilia is a gene defect found on the Y-chromosome- bad luck lads! but there other disorders which cause a lack of clotting factors in the blood which can lead to haemaphilia. cant remember what they are but will try to find out
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Postby MrMistery » Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:32 pm

I have no idea how long they live. All i know that sometimes, in very few cases, hemophilia can occur in women
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