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What is Hemophilia?

Definition of Hemophilia

The severity of hemophilia is related to the amount of the clotting factor in the blood. About 70% of hemophilia patients have less than one percent of the normal amount and, thus, have severe hemophilia. A small increase in the blood level of the clotting factor, up to five percent of normal, results in mild hemophilia with rare bleeding except after injuries or surgery. For the condition to be sever enough to meet the Social Security Administration’s listing you must have coagulation defects with spontaneous hemorrhage requiring transfusions at least 3 times during the 5 months before there is a disability determination.


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