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Hemophilia and ALD

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									Hemophilia and
           ALD

By: Maricela Navarro,
       Essance Ward
      & Asia Thomas
The Genetics of Hemophilia and
Symptoms:
• Only the X chromosome carries the      genes
  related to clotting factors.
• A male who has the abnormal gene on his X
  chromosome will have it.
• A female must have the abnormal gene on both
  of her X chromosomes to have it, which is very
  rare.
• Symptoms are excessive bleeding, bleeding in
  the joints, and in the brain.
• Those who have severe hemophilia may bleed
  spontaneously.
Some Facts about Hemophilia:

• About 18,000 people in the U.S.
  have it.
• 400 babies are born with the
  disorder every year.
• This disorder usually occurs in males.
Problems Person Has Because of
the Disease:
Hemophilia
They are unable to control blood
  clotting.
Treatment and Prognosis:
• Treatment centers
• Avoid Ibuprofen
• Stay away from sharp corners
• Good lifestyle, almost normal
• 1,681 deaths per year
Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)-Genetics
of Disease and Symptoms:
• This disorder is an   • Loss weight,
  X-linked genetic        hearing loss, hyper
  trait.                  activity, and
                          swallowing
                          difficulties.
Some Facts:
• 1 in 20,000 people suffer from ALD of
  all races.
• Mostly males have this disorder.
Problems Person Has
Because of ALD:
• The body is unable to break down
  certain fat molecules.
ALD
Treatment and Prognosis:
• Physical therapy, psychological
  support, special education,
  Lorenzo's oil, and steroids are all
  treatments.
• Death usually occurs 1-10 years after
  the onset of symptoms.
What we all did:
• Essance found the information on
  the ALD disorder.
• Maricela found the information on
  the hemophilia disorder.
• Asia put the information together
  on the power point.
Sources:
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxkylRxJ
  xh8&feature=related
• www.umm.edu/ency/article/001182trt.htm
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0ZoEG
  nTAM0
• http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/dis
  ease/adrenoleukodystrophy/overview.html
• http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/a/adrenol
  eukodystrophy/prevalence.htm

								
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