Haemophilia b

Haemophilia b

(Science: haematology) a form of haemophilia in males that results from a deficiency of clotting factor IX, transmitted as a x-linked trait.

symptoms include easy bruising, nosebleeds, bleeding gums and bleeding into muscle tissue (haematoma) or a joint space (haemarthrosis).

treatment includes the infusion of factor IX concentrates to normalize blood coagulation.

Inheritance: sex-linked.

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