Genetic Cause Discovered For Rare Bleeding Disorder, McMaster University Study

Published: Mar 04, 2010

EurekAlert! -- Hamilton, ON (March 4, 2010) — For some Canadians, any cut such as from dental work or surgery can cause days or more of bleeding. Although they are not hemophiliacs, for some an ordinary bruise can balloon into the size of an orange. For others, knees, elbows and ankles are crippled when bleeding seeps into joints. In very serious cases, hundreds of blood transfusions are required for recovery.

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