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Hageman Factor Deficiency

Hageman Factor Deficiency Causes

It is a disorder that is transmitted through inheritance.

Hageman Factor Deficiency Definition

Hageman factor deficiency is an uncommon hereditary disorder which is characterized by the low plasma protein known as factor XII.

Hageman Factor Deficiency Diagnosis

It is usually diagnosed through clotting tests that are done through routine screening. Blood test is also used to measure the activity of factor XII wherein blood is drawn from a vein which is usually located in the inside of an elbow or the back of the hand (McPherson RA and Pincus MR, eds. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 21st ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: WB Saunders; 2006).

Hageman Factor Deficiency Symptoms and Signs

There generally no prevalent symptoms of the medical condition but the deficiency is said to manifest through unusual low bleeding.

Hageman Factor Deficiency Treatment

Treatment is considered unnecessary as there are generally no negative effects but clinical and medical checkup are advised to monitor general health and infections.

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