Hemophilia B

  • Alternative Names

    Christmas disease; Factor IX hemophilia


    Prevention

    Genetic counseling may be recommended. Testing can identify females who carry the hemophilia gene. Prenatal intrauterine tests can be done to determine if a developing baby has the disorder.


    References
    Kessler CM. Hemorrhagic disorders: coagulation factor deficiencies. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 180.