The Frequency of Iron Deficiency among Patients with Hemophilia

  title={The Frequency of Iron Deficiency among Patients with Hemophilia},
  author={Paranthaman Poongavanam and Jayaprakash Nandakumaran and Malathi Shanmugam and Hmingmuanpuii Pachuau},
  journal={IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences},
Background: Haemophilia is a rare inherited X-linked recessive disorder characterized by deficiency of Factor VIII or Factor IX coagulant activity required for generation of Thrombin in the Intrinsic pathway of coagulation. India has the second highest haemophilia burden in the world. With increase in severity of the disease, patients experience increased frequency of spontaneous bleed. Iron deficiency is expected in these vulnerable population due either to presence of occult blood loss in… 

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