Haemophilia more common than thought
There are probably five times more haemophilia cases worldwide than previously estimated, according to the latest research.
Canadian researchers have used registry data from six high-income countries, including Australia and New Zealand, to estimate the prevalence of the disease in males.
They have also calculated the prevalence at birth — the first time this has been done, they say.
Here are their key findings:
- There are an estimated 1.125 million people with haemophilia worldwide (418,000 with severe disease), so it is