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Selected Disorders of the Blood and Hematopoietic System

  • Paul M. Paulman
  • Layne A. Prest
  • Cheryl Abboud


Hemophilia A is an autosomal recessive X-linked deficiency of factor VIII. Because of the mode of transmission and gene expression, males have hemophilia A, and females are usually asymptomatic carriers of the hemophilia A gene. All daughters of a hemophiliac father are carriers of the hemophilia A gene; all his sons are normal. The children of a female hemophilia A carrier have a 50% chance of being affected by the gene. Hemophilia A affects approximately 1/10,000 to 1/20,000 males in the United States.1


Multiple Myeloma Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle Cell Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Polycythemia Vera 
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  • Layne A. Prest
  • Cheryl Abboud

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