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Factor X deficiency

Factor X deficiency: Introduction

Factor X deficiency: A rare blood clotting disorder which may be inherited or acquired in people suffering from conditions such as liver disease, amyloidosis, leprosy and certain cancers. The underlying cause is the deficiency of a protein (Factor X) which is needed for the blood to clot properly. The condition may cause mild to severe bleeding depending on the degree of deficiency of Factor X. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Factor X deficiency is available below.

Symptoms of Factor X deficiency

Treatments for Factor X deficiency

  • Fresh-frozen plasma may be used to treat more serious bleeding episodes or may be used before surgery. If the condition is acquired then treating the underlying cause (if that is possible) may resolve the condition
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Factor X deficiency: Complications

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Causes of Factor X deficiency

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Prognosis for Factor X deficiency

Prognosis for Factor X deficiency: The prognosis is highly variable depending on the severity of the condition. Mild cases may have virtually no symptoms other than excessive bleeding after trauma or surgery whereas severe cases may cause death due to spontaneous bleeding inside the head, skull or gastrointestinal system. The prognosis also depends on whether the underlying cause is treatable e.g. vitamin K deficiency.

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Definitions of Factor X deficiency:

Blood coagulation disorder usually inherited as an autosomal recessive trait, though it can be acquired. It is characterized by defective activity in both the intrinsic and extrinsic pathways, impaired thromboplastin time, and impaired prothrombin consumption. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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