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Haemophilia patients on rise globally: Experts

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Health Desk—April 18, 2017: The number of patients with haemophilia has been growing throughout the world, speakers at a programme said.

A coordinated effort is now required to treat and rehabilitate haemophilia patients, as one in each ten thousand is suffering from the medical condition.

They said these while addressing a seminar organised by Haemophilia Society and Chittagong Medical College in the port city on Monday, marking the World Haemophilia Day- 2017. They also took out a procession on the occasion.

Haemophilia is a medical condition in which the ability of the blood to clot is severely reduced, causing the sufferer to bleed severely from even a slight injury.

The condition is typically caused by a hereditary lack of a coagulation factor.

Speaking on the occasion, Principal of Chittagong Medical College Dr Selim Mohammad Jahangir said patients with ‘haemophilia A’ often bleed longer than usual.