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haemophilia

(US), hemophilia
an inheritable disease, usually affecting only males but transmitted by women to their male children, characterized by loss or impairment of the normal clotting ability of blood so that a minor wound may result in fatal bleeding
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Unheated blood products radically improved the treatment of hemophiliacs, and the use of Cryoprecipitate would have caused difficulties in treating them.
The offer comes after five months of negotiations between groups representing HIV-positive hemophiliacs and the companies, said Corey Dubin of Goleta, Calif.
A substantial majority of the approximately 15,000 hemophiliacs in the United States who received non-heat-treated clotting factor concentrates now have HIV antibodies.
Ienishi is a hemophiliac infected with HIV who first won a Diet seat in the 1996 lower house election in the Kinki proportional representation bloc.
According to a survey by the Health and Welfare Ministry, unheated blood products were administered to at least 2,600 patients, apart from hemophiliacs, throughout Japan.
On March 2, the Food and Drug Administrationannounced the approval of a new drug called tranexamic acid, which protects the weak blood clots formed in hemophiliacs undergoing surgery.
The benefit of using the blood products to treat hemophiliacs was considered to outweigh the risk of HIV infection in 1985, the year Abe, 84, is accused of causing the infection of one of his patients, the lawyers told the court.
Saghir Ahmed, on the occasion, announced that all civil hospitals and district headquarter hospitals in Sindh would provide free of cost the Factor 8 and 9 (used for blood coagulation), to those of the 3000 hemophiliacs in need.
Hemophiliacs are particularly vulnerable to internal bleeding occurring in the joints or muscles.
The CDC links AIDS to blood and identifies risk groups: gay and bisexual men, injection-drug users, hemophiliacs, and Haitian natives.
Hemophiliacs have a chronic blood-clotting disorder that results in excessive bleeding.
A UNIT OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY BAYER sold millions of dollars of blood-clotting medicine for hemophiliacs -- medicine that carried a high risk of transmitting AIDS -- to Asia and Latin America in the mid-1980s while selling a new, safer product in the West, the New York Times reported in May.