Hemophilia

  • Medical Author:
    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.

  • Medical Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

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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.

Medically reviewed by Jeffrey A. Gordon, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialties in Oncology and Hematology

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.
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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/21/2015
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