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Offline mcdnab

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Re: Hemophilia and Other Blood Disorders
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2009, 04:03:05 PM »
Interesting as it is I tend to agree with Lily. DNA testing was vital to establish beyond doubt that the remains were those of the Imperial Family but beyond that it has very little relevance.
Whether or not the descendants of Victoria had the faulty gene is mere guesswork although there are plenty of other descendants who were alleged to be carriers or sufferers who could at a push be tested but I don't really see the necessity. We know factually that some of Victoria's descendants had serious illnesses that appeared to involve a problem with clotting and appear to have been hereditary,

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Re: Hemophilia and Other Blood Disorders
« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2009, 10:19:40 AM »
According to this, the disease was Christmas Disease/ Haemophilia B;

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Re: Hemophilia and Other Blood Disorders
« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2009, 11:38:05 AM »
It has long been bothersome to me to realize that the medical science of the early twentieth century was not as able as the medical science today to diagnose conditions. Suffice to say that I do believe that Alexei did have some sort of a blood clotting condition but do not believe it to have been hemophelia per se. There are numerous sorts of clotting disorders that arise in both males and females that are not hemophelia.

I do believe that Alexei had issues with bleeding. But I do not believe this to have been some family-systemic issue covered up for generations and branches of the family. I believe that many mysteries of medical science come in many forms. I'd rather not draw conclusions. I also do not take stock in the so-called DNA results in a culture bound at determining results of tests before any are taken.
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