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Proteins that are part of your immune system and help protect your body. Different antibodies attack different things that are foreign to your body.2
A thickened mass in the blood formed by platelets.24
Treatments given to patients with inhibitors to help their blood clot by getting around the normal way that clots form, which is blocked by the inhibitors.9
A series of steps that occur in the formation of a clot, involving the clotting proteins and other substances.25
Substances in your blood that help it clot. The different factors are named with Roman numerals and include factors I, II, V, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, and XIII. An "a" after the Roman numeral means that it's an activated type of that factor (factor VIIIa, IXa, etc).25
Events or incidents.
See "Clotting Factor."
If one or more of your family members have had a certain condition or disease, you are said to have a "family history" of that condition or disease. Also, when your healthcare professional asks you questions about what conditions your family members have had, he or she is getting your "family history."
A condition that stops your blood from clotting normally due to a lack of one of the clotting factors.25
The type of hemophilia caused by a lack of factor VIII.25
The type of hemophilia caused by a lack of factor IX.25
The administration of clotting factor concentrates.25
Agents that block a biological or chemical process. In hemophilia, they are antibodies that attack and inactivate the factors in your treatment and stop them from helping your blood to clot.25
The protein-rich portion of the blood, which carries the red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.25
Routine infusion to help prevent bleeds.25
As-needed infusion to treat bleeds when they happen.19
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