Pathophysiology of Hemophilia A

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Pathophysiology of Hemophilia A
Hemophilia is a complex disease that requires equally complex levels of understanding. The disease diminishes the bodies’ ability to provide blood clotting, and as a result the hemophiliac can suffer horribly from injuries which appear to be innocuous. For those unaffected by Hemophilia, injuries that appear to the naked eye, particularly tears in the epidermis may simply require antiseptic and a bandage. However for hemophiliacs, such injuries can be potentially fatal. Perhaps even more perniciously, those injuries which cannot be seen, including arthritis or tissue damage can result in severely diminished levels of health for patients afflicted with...
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