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Hemophilia and Inherited Bleeding Disorders

What is hemophilia caused by?

10/13/2004

Question:

What is hemophilia caused by?

Answer:

Hemophilia is caused by a change in one of the genes that carries information the body needs to make one of the blood clotting proteins.  Sometimes there is a new mutation (change) in a gene.  Sometimes an abnormal gene is inherited from a parent. For more information on hemophiia, please see the introduction to this topic.

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Response by:

Madeline Heffner, BSN, RN
Nurse Coord.
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati