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Haemophilia

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Introduction
Haemophilia is an inherited condition that affects the blood's ability to clot.
Symptoms of haemophilia
The symptoms of haemophilia vary depending on how severe the condition is, but the main sign is prolonged bleeding.
Causes of haemophilia
Haemophilia is caused by an inherited genetic mutation that mainly affects males due to the way it's passed from a parent to their child.
Diagnosing haemophilia
Several options are available to parents to diagnose haemophilia before, during and after birth if there is a family history of the condition.
Treating haemophilia
If your child is diagnosed with haemophilia, their recommended treatment plan will depend on how severe their haemophilia is.
Complications of haemophilia
There are a number of problems someone with haemophilia may develop, and further treatment may be required.
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