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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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This is what it's like to care for a hemophiliac, or be a hemophiliac: treading the fragile-as-glass balance between the desire to explore everything that life has to offer and yet keep within certain bounds to avoid fatal consequences.
"My mother and I are hemophiliac. Many are unaware of the disease for lack of information and awareness and many patients with hemophilia died without ever being diagnosed or treated," Co said.
These hemophiliac patients have contracted this deadly virus because of contaminated fresh frozen plasma (FFP), a blood product which they receive on demand during bleeding.
The association is the only one of its kind in the country, and is unable to provide sufficient treatment to Lebanon's hemophiliac community of around 500 people.
* The CDC links AIDS to blood and identifies risk groups: gay and bisexual men, injection-drug users, hemophiliacs, and Haitian natives.
The court found the defendant not guilty in the death of the hemophiliac, who was given unheated blood-clotting agents in May and June 1985.
Although the operation took longer than expected because the hemophiliac patient bled more than usual, both he and his brother are progressing well, the officials said.
Singer: First, the quote about hemophiliac babies, which is often cited, is something of a misrepresentation.
KS, he notes, is seen mostly in gay men, while "weight loss and tuberculosis predominate in intravenous drug users, and pneumonia and candidiasis are almost the only two of the 30 AIDS-defining diseases that are diagnosed in hemophiliacs." [24]
Here's the story of another Clinton betrayal, which has received zero attention in the mainstream media: Some 10,000 hemophiliacs were infected by HIV-contaminated plasma in the eighties.
Members of the hemophiliac community have until October 15 to join a class action settlement offered by four major drug companies to people who were infected with HIV after using tainted blood-clotting products.