By Beverly Britton
After centuries of incorrect information approximately hemophilia, the technological know-how of genetics and the information of the way blood clots opened the door for knowing, new remedies, and a extra general way of life for victims of the disorder. Researchers proceed pursuing a treatment for hemophilia within the twenty first century. (20051001)
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The third type of hepatitis is known as hepatitis C and is the major cause of chronic liver disease; in rare cases it can progress to liver cancer if not treated. Liver failure with the need for a liver transplant is also a possibility. Half of the nearly four thousand liver transplants performed in 1995 in the United States were for chronic cases of hepatitis C. ” 30 Complications 59 Hepatitis C is spread mainly by contact with blood or blood products, but can also be spread by sharing needles, razors, toothbrushes, or earrings.
In the new town, the students had been educated about the AIDS virus, and his experience was much better. Because of his problems and the publicity he received, Ryan became a celebrity, appearing on talk shows educating people about AIDS and participating in charity events with famous people. A television movie called The Ryan White Story was made about his life when he was sixteen. 62 Hemophilia In April 1990, at the age of eighteen, Ryan White died of AIDS. He had lived five and a half years from the time of his AIDS diagnosis.
The Modern Era of Treatment While some earlier treatments offered limited help, Dr. Judith Pool is credited with making the first major breakthrough in treating hemophilia A with concentrated amounts of factor VIII. Dr. Pool and her associates made the discovery in 1964 and 1965 that when frozen plasma is slowly thawed, it separates into layers. The bottom layer is rich in clotting factor VIII, the factor missing in type A hemophilia. This discovery was important because for the first time, sufficient amounts of the missing clotting factor could be administered without adding a large volume of fluid to the person’s circulatory system and putting unnecessary strain on the heart.