Hemophilia (cont.)

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What are possible future treatments for hemophilia?

Multiple trials and studies are underway to examine the possibility to use gene therapy to replace the defective genes in hemophilia. To date, stable and sustained production of the deficient clotting factors has not been achieved in humans, but this is an area of active investigation that holds great promise for the future.

Rambod Rouhbakhsh, MD, MBA, FAAFP; American Board of Family Medicine

REFERENCES:

Centers for Disease Control. Hemophilia.
<http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hemophilia/facts.html>

eMedicine.com. Hemophilia A and B.
< http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/955590-overview>

eMedicine.com. Hemophilia.
<overview. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/210104-overview>

eMedicine.com. Hemophilia C.
<http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/955690-overview>


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/17/2014

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