Eva Bubanská, Angelika Bátorová
Hemophilia is a hereditary bleeding disorder with an incidence of 1 in 5,000 – 10,000 newborn males. In December 2014
there were 513 patients with hemophilia A and 73 patients with hemophilia B registered in the Slovak National Registry
of Inherited Coagulopathies. Currently, with early prophylactic treatment and comprehensive care, the children with
hemophilia are able to reach a good quality of life without musculoskeletal system disabilities and to achieve a success
in professional and social life as an adult. In this paper we present the main problems of hemophilia, later focusing on
the early years of life of hemophiliacs and their families.