What is hemophilia? How is hemophilia treated? What are the symptoms of hemophilia?

Sunday, February 28, 2021 – 16:59 | Last Updated: 28 02 2021 – 16:59

6 thousand people in Turkey, living with a rare inherited bleeding disorder hemophilia is chronic. Lifelong hemophilia is seen in 1 out of every 10,000 people. Unlike congenital hemophilia, there is also an acquired hemophilia type, that is, a type of hemophilia that develops later. Acquired hemophilia occurs mostly in adulthood, especially in the elderly, and progresses with an increased bleeding tendency. So what are the symptoms of Hemophilia? How is hemophilia treated? Prof. Dr. Muhlis Cem Ar gave information about hemophilia.

Hemophilia, a genetically inherited chronic bleeding disorder, is a rare and lifelong disease. about 420 thousand in the world, if it’s more than 6 thousand people with hemophilia in Turkey. These individuals tend to have a lifelong bleeding tendency, and the recommended treatments should be applied continuously to prevent bleeding. It is possible today for hemophilic individuals who regularly carry out their treatments to lead a quality life.

Unlike congenital hemophilia, which is a genetic disease, there is also an acquired type of hemophilia that develops later. Acquired hemophilia is a disease that occurs mostly in adulthood, especially in the elderly, and progresses with an increased bleeding tendency. Due to the rarity of congenital hemophilia, the awareness of acquired hemophilia in the society, even among physicians, is extremely low.


Pointing out that this disease is of vital importance because the bleeding is usually difficult to control, Prof. Dr. Muhlis Cem Ar made the following statement:

“Awareness about acquired hemophilia should definitely be increased. Acquired hemophilia is a serious disease that occurs in adulthood in people who have not had any bleeding or coagulation disorder before, with sudden onset and unexplained bleeding. It occurs when a person starts seeing one of the coagulation proteins in his own blood as foreign and develops an antibody against this coagulation protein to destroy it. Usually, following events such as infection or birth, the immune system begins to destroy its own coagulation proteins with a false warning, which causes bleeding. As you can see from here, it is not a congenital disease. It appears later; It is formed as a result of the immune system mistakenly mistaking the coagulation proteins as foreign and attacking them. “


He warned that these people may have widespread skin bleeding, bleeding from the mouth and nose, as well as sometimes ‘until they encounter a serious trauma or undergo a surgical procedure’. Dr. Ar said, “Although bleeding sometimes occurs as mild superficial bruises, in some patients, it is possible to encounter death due to limb loss due to severe soft tissue bleeding or bleeding in vital organs such as lung, stomach, brain. For this reason, especially febrile infections or during or after pregnancy. Recognized or suddenly emerging bruises on the skin, increased bleeding tendency should be considered and a physician should be consulted for examination.A diagnosis of acquired hemophilia can be made easily with some simple examinations. It is to be diagnosed as soon as possible. ” he spoke.

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