Christmas disease
Congenital deficiency of blood-clotting factor IX (first described in the Christmas issue of British Medical J., 1952). Inherited in similar sex-linked way to classical haemophilia.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Christmas disease — Christ·mas disease kris məs n a hereditary sex linked hemorrhagic disease involving absence of a coagulation factor in the blood and failure of the clotting mechanism called also hemophilia B compare HEMOPHILIA Christmas Stephen British child… …   Medical dictionary

  • Christmas disease — Pathol. a hereditary disease characterized by an inability of the blood to clot because of a deficiency of a coagulation factor. [1952; after S. Christmas, the first sufferer from the disease to be examined in detail] * * * …   Universalium

  • Christmas disease — noun a form of haemophilia caused by deficiency of a blood clotting factor (Factor IX) different from the one usually implicated in the disease. Origin 1950s: Christmas, from the surname of the first patient studied …   English new terms dictionary

  • Christmas disease — haemophilia B a disorder that is identical in its effects to haemophilia A, but is due to a deficiency of a different blood coagulation factor, the Christmas factor (Factor IX). [S. Christmas (20th century), in whom the factor was first… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Christmas disease — /ˈkrɪsməs dəziz/ (say krismuhs duhzeez) noun haemophilia B. See haemophilia. {named after Stephen Christmas, a ten year old boy in England in whom the distinct variety of haemophilia was diagnosed in the 1950s} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Christmas disease — noun a clotting disorder similar to hemophilia A but caused by a congenital deficiency of factor IX • Syn: ↑hemophilia B, ↑haemophilia B • Hypernyms: ↑hemophilia, ↑haemophilia, ↑bleeder s disease …   Useful english dictionary

  • Christmas disease — noun haemophilia B …   Wiktionary

  • Christmas disease factor — Christ·mas disease, factor (krisґməs) [Stephen Christmas, 20th century Englishman, the first patient with the disease who was studied in detail] see hemophilia B and see factor IX at coagulation factors, under factor …   Medical dictionary

  • Болезнь Кристмаса (Christmas Disease) — заболевание, сходное по своим симптомам с гемофилией, однако причиной его развития служит дефицит другого свертывающего фактора крови фактора Кристмаса (Christmas factor) (фактор IX). Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Christmas (disambiguation) — Contents 1 People 1.1 Fictional characters 2 Places 3 …   Wikipedia

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