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What is hemophilia A?

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When you have hemophilia, your body has problems stopping bleeding, outside and inside your body.

There's no cure for it, but your condition can be treated, and in some cases you can give yourself the treatment at home. You can lead an active, full life when you have the right treatment plan.

There are different types of hemophilia. With hemophilia A, your body doesn't have enough of a protein called factor VIII, which it needs to make clots and stop bleeding.

From: Hemophilia A WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

KidsHealth: "Hemophilia."

Medscape: "Hemophilia A."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Hemophilia."

National Hemophilia Foundation: " "Hemophilia A," "Hemophilia A (Factor VIII Deficiency)."

Medscape: "Acquired Hemophilia." National Hemophilia Foundation: "Comprehensive Medical Care: HTCs." Mayo Clinic: "Hemophilia."

UpToDate: "Hemophilia A and B: Routine management including prophylaxis."

National Institutes of Health: "Hemophilia A."

The Haemophilia Society: "Extended half-life (EHL) factor VIII."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on December 13, 2018

SOURCES:

KidsHealth: "Hemophilia."

Medscape: "Hemophilia A."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Hemophilia."

National Hemophilia Foundation: " "Hemophilia A," "Hemophilia A (Factor VIII Deficiency)."

Medscape: "Acquired Hemophilia." National Hemophilia Foundation: "Comprehensive Medical Care: HTCs." Mayo Clinic: "Hemophilia."

UpToDate: "Hemophilia A and B: Routine management including prophylaxis."

National Institutes of Health: "Hemophilia A."

The Haemophilia Society: "Extended half-life (EHL) factor VIII."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on December 13, 2018

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