Hemophilia: Stemming the Crimson Tide
Blood: the red liquid that circulates in the arteries and veins of humans carrying oxygen to and carbon dioxide from the tissues of the body.
Hemophilia: the ability of the blood to clot is severely reduced, causing severe bleeding from even a slight injury.
The prevalence of Hemophilia A varies by country, with a range of 5.4-14.5 cases per 100,000 males. (Medscape)
Do you know the three major forms of Hemophilia or the most common emergency department presentations? Take a listen or read EM:RAP’s October 2019 podcast: Hemophilia by Anand Swaminathan MD and Nilesh Patel MD to refresh your knowledge.
Who Knew? The first medical professional to describe the disease was Abulcasis. In the tenth century he described families whose males died of bleeding after only minor traumas.(Wikipedia)