Protein S deficiency
Protein S deficiency: Introduction
Protein S deficiency: A genetic condition where a person faces an increased risk of blood clot formation. It is characterized by a deficiency of functioning protein S which is a protein needed to regulate the blood clotting process. The homozygous form of the condition carries a much higher risk of thrombosis with severe thrombosis often occurring at birth.
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Symptoms of Protein S deficiency
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Protein S deficiency: Deaths
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Protein S deficiency: Complications
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- Cerebral vein thrombosis
- Mesenteric vein thrombosis
- Postphlebitic syndrome
- Death due to blood clots
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Causes of Protein S deficiency
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Definitions of Protein S deficiency:
An autosomal dominant disorder showing decreased levels of plasma protein S antigen or activity, associated with venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. PROTEIN S is a vitamin K-dependent plasma protein that inhibits blood clotting by serving as a cofactor for activated PROTEIN C (also a vitamin K-dependent protein), and the clinical manifestations of its deficiency are virtually identical to those of protein C deficiency. Treatment with heparin for acute thrombotic processes is usually followed by maintenance administration of coumarin drugs for the prevention of recurrent thrombosis. (From Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 12th ed, p1511; Wintrobe's Clinical Hematology, 9th ed, p1523)
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Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Protein S deficiency as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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