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Christmas disease

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noun Christ·mas disease \ˈkris-məs-\

Medical Definition of Christmas disease



Biographical Note for christmas disease

Christmas, Stephen, British child patient. Christmas was the youngest of seven patients in a study at an Oxford, England, hospital undertaken by Rosemary Biggs and her associates of a newly discovered condition resembling hemophilia. Christmas was the first patient examined in detail, and the disease was originally named after him. In 1952, Biggs and her associates published their first article on Christmas disease.


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