The “Confounders and confusers” series offers tips and tricks for differentiating easily confused terms. For part 2 of confounders and confusers, let’s talk hematology.
To differentiate between Hemophilia A and Hemophilia B and which clotting factor is defective in each condition, use the following trick:
Hemophilia A = Factor VIII because “A” sounds a lot like the word “eight”
Hemophilia B = Factor IX because “A” comes before “B” and “8” comes before “9”
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