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AHG deficiency

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Congenital Factor VIII disorder, also known as Hemophilia A, is a genetic disorder that affects the body's ability to clot blood. It is caused by a mutation in the gene that codes for the clotting factor VIII, which is necessary for normal blood clotting. People with this disorder have a deficiency of Factor VIII, which can lead to excessive bleeding and bruising. Symptoms of this disorder can range from mild to severe, depending on the amount of Factor VIII present in the body. Treatment for this disorder typically involves replacement therapy with Factor VIII concentrates, which can help to reduce the risk of bleeding episodes.

Synonyms
  • antihemophilic globulin deficiency
  • classical hemophilia
  • congenital factor VIII disorder
  • factor VIII deficiency
  • factor VIII functional deficiency
  • familial hemophilia
  • HEM A
  • HEMA
  • hemophilia
  • hemophilia A
  • hereditary hemophilia
  • subhemophilia
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