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Hemophilia B

"Hemophilia B" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A deficiency of blood coagulation factor IX inherited as an X-linked disorder. (Also known as Christmas Disease, after the first patient studied in detail, not the holy day.) Historical and clinical features resemble those in classic hemophilia (HEMOPHILIA A), but patients present with fewer symptoms. Severity of bleeding is usually similar in members of a single family. Many patients are asymptomatic until the hemostatic system is stressed by surgery or trauma. Treatment is similar to that for hemophilia A. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1008)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Hemophilia B" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Hemophilia B" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 44 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2015
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