Christmas disease

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Synonyms for Christmas disease

a clotting disorder similar to hemophilia A but caused by a congenital deficiency of factor IX

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Q I heard recently of someone who suffers from Christmas Disease.
There's good news, too, about another form of haemophilia, called Christmas disease - in which the missing substance is called Factor 9.
Hemophilia B, also known as Christmas disease, is the second most common type of hemophilia and results from insufficient amounts of clotting factor IX, a naturally occurring protein in blood that helps to control bleeding.
Hemophilia B, also known as Christmas Disease, is caused by a deficiency of a blood plasma protein called factor IX that affects the clotting property of blood.