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Hemophilia and Other Bleeding Disorders: Genetics

  1. John H McVey,
  2. Edward GD Tuddenham

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005524

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How to Cite

McVey, J. H. and Tuddenham, E. G. 2006. Hemophilia and Other Bleeding Disorders: Genetics. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

Abstract

Hemophilia is the term applied to a group of hereditary disorders characterized by excessive bleeding and which are due to lack or defective function of one or more blood coagulation factors.

Keywords:

  • normal hemostasis;
  • hemophilia;
  • tissue factor;
  • factor V;
  • factor VII;
  • factor VIII;
  • factor IX;
  • factor X;
  • factor XI;
  • prothrombin;
  • fibrinogen