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Haemophilia. 2010 Jul;16 Suppl 6:1-2. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2516.2010.02298.x.

Optimizing the treatment of haemophilia B: laboratory and clinical perspectives.

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  • 1Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA.


Hemophilia A and B are traditionally thought of as a single bleeding disorder, viewed as opposite sides of the same coin. Yet the differences between the 2 forms of congenital hemophilia extend far beyond the type of deficient clotting factor--factor VIII for hemophilia A and factor IX (FIX) for hemophilia B. This supplement focuses on the unique laboratory and clinical issues associated with FIX replacement therapy for children and adults with hemophilia B.

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