As we count down to the Course, each week we highlight speakers who will participate in the 2014 Second Advanced Training Course.
Dr. Lillicrap will give two presentations at the Second Advanced Training course, including one on Challenges in the Diagnosis and Management of the Hemophilias
Excerpt from the Presentation Abstract Below:
"Hemophilia A and B are the two most common forms of severe inherited bleeding disease with incidence rates of approximately 1 in 5,000 and 1 in 25,000 male births, respectively. Both conditions are transmitted as X-linked recessive traits, with the majority of affected subjects being males. However, due to variations in the pattern of X inactivation, approximately 20% of female carriers of hemophilia can also express a mild bleeding tendency, often manifest as menorrhagia.
The diagnosis of hemophilia is made through a combination of clinical and laboratory features. In approximately 60% of cases there will be a preceding family history of the condition."
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