Hemophilia

Definition
Hemophilia is a hereditary bleeding disorder in which it takes a long time for the blood to clot and abnormal bleeding occurs. This disease affects mostly males. Diseases in this category include:

     
  • hemophilia A  
  • hemophilia B  
  • von Willebrand’s disease

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 4, 2012
by Janet G. Derge, M.D.

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