Expert urges adequate public awareness on dangers of hemophilia




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– A consultant hematologist, Prof. Suleiman Akanmu, Monday called for adequate public awareness the dangers of hemophilia so as to reduce early deaths among infants.

Hemophilia is a rare hereditary bleeding disorder, predominantly in males, in which blood cannot clot normally following a or cut.

Akanmu, Head, Department of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, (LUTH), Idi-Araba, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

According to him, many male children with hemophilia soon after due to post circumcision bleeding.

“Hemophilia is not as well-known as sickle cell , but it’s a affects predominantly males. “We do not know the true prevalence because a lot of people we are supposed to count as suffering hemophilia actually soon after . [eap_ad_2] “They soon after because of post circumcision bleeding and a lot of these things actually occur in villages.

“We have a lot of local surgeons do these things and the male just perish like and we do not have an account of how much of these things are actually happening.

is why we we need to come out.

“We need to talk about this , we need to enlighten the population. We need to let people know that hemophilia is out there and male births are dying in villages and we are attributing their deaths to something else.

“So it’s a that needs real enlightenment.”

He stressed the need for collective action to stop needless deaths as a result of the disease. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]