A Study of Mild Hemophilia
This study was carried out in the Twillingate region of Newfoundland and involved families that include members with mild hemophilia, a bleeding disorder. The study was looking at whether those with mild hemophilia, have significant health consequences from their disease as compared to other unaffected members of their families. In addition, studies of women from the same families were carried out, as women tend not to develop the disease as such, but may be carriers of the genetic mutation that can lead to hemophilia. The intention of studying the women in these families was to determine if the carrier status was associated with any health consequences. The results will be used to design a strategy to prevent and treat bleeding in those with mild hemophilia.
01 Jan 2002
31 Dec 2006
Strategic Research Theme
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery