Factor XIII deficiency in siblings: Importance of prophylactic replacement

Kiran Kini, Deepti Chopra, Pushpa G. Kini

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Abstract

Factor XIII deficiency, an autosomal recessive trait, can result in serious bleeding manifestation. This case report presents two brothers with Factor XIII deficiency. Though the younger sibling had been screened and diagnosed prophylactic replacement therapy had not been initiated unlike the elder brother. He presented with intracranial haemorrhage needing surgical evacuation while the elder brother remained symptom free on regular prophylactic replacement of FFP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2011

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  • Hematology

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