Published in Blood Weekly, September 25th, 2003
According to recent research published in the journal Haemophilia, "Hemophilia is the commonest bleeding disorder in the U.K., affecting approximately 5400 people, almost all of them male. In hemophiliacs, reduced levels, or absence, of factor VIII (FVIII) causes bleeding episodes, typically into joint spaces or muscles. Hemophilia is generally treated with exogenous FVIII.
"However, in some hemophiliacs, therapeutically administered FVIII comes to be recognized as a foreign protein, stimulating the...
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