Definitions for haemophilia b
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hemophilia B, haemophilia B, Christmas disease(noun)
a clotting disorder similar to hemophilia A but caused by a congenital deficiency of factor IX
Haemophilia B is a blood clotting disorder caused by a mutation of the Factor IX gene, leading to a deficiency of Factor IX. It is the second most common form of haemophilia, rarer than haemophilia A. It is sometimes called Christmas disease, named after Stephen Christmas, the first patient described with this disease. In addition, the first report of its identification was published in the Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal.
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