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Why are there few if any females with hemophilia, even though it is shown on pedigrees of families that have known males with the disease?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    it is x linked recessive, meaning that a male will have the disease if his one x chromosome has the disorder. for a female to actually have the disease, she has to have 2 defective x chromoxomes

  • 1 decade ago

    because usually female hemophilias are letal. (died before born). and others that survive died during menstruation

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