What Is Hemophilia? - Symptoms, Genetic Cause & Treatment


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Which of the following is the MOST effective and safest current treatment for hemophiliacs?

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1. A female carrier of the hemophilia A allele marries a male who is not a hemophiliac. What are the odds of being a hemophiliac for each of their children?

2. Why do hemophilia A and B mostly affect males?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what hemophilia is and the treatment hemophiliacs can receive. Students will be tested on the difference between hemophilia A and B and the most common form of hemophilia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The most effective treatment for hemophilia
  • Examples of the odds a person has of being a hemophiliac
  • The most common form of hemophilia
  • The difference between hemophilia A and B

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the hemophilia lesson
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as hemophilia A and hemophilia B
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about hemophilia, its treatment and factors that lead to the disorder

the most common and effective treatment for hemophilia

Additional Learning

To learn more about hemophilia, review the lesson on What is Hemophilia? - Symptoms, Genetic Cause & Treatment. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what hemophilia is, the most common type of hemophilia and who is mostly affected
  • Review the genetics of hemophilia and how it is a sex-linked genetic disorder
  • Learn about the process of blood clotting and how hemophilia does not follow the normal blood clotting process
  • Recall the treatment for hemophilia