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Proconvertin Deficiency, Congenital

Proconvertin Deficiency, Congenital Causes

Proconvertin deficiency, congenital is caused by lack of blood protein called Factor VII, an important clotting protein. The disorder can be inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance.

Proconvertin Deficiency, Congenital Definition

Proconvertin deficiency, congenital also known as Factor VII deficiency is a rare inherited blood disorder caused by insufficiency of Factor VII blood protein, which can lead to poor blood coagulation.

Proconvertin Deficiency, Congenital Diagnosis

Activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) test, Prothrombin time test, and thrombin time test can provide diagnosis of proconvertin deficiency, congenital. Confirming diagnosis is done through factor VII assay.

Proconvertin Deficiency, Congenital Symptoms and Signs

Proconvertin deficiency, congenital can sometimes be asymptomatic. In other cases, symptoms may present including excessive bleeding in different conditions such as after injury or after tooth extraction. Individuals with proconvertin deficiency, congenital usually experience excessive menstrual bleeding and spontaneous nose bleeding. They tend to get bruises easily and bleeding into joints is common. Internal bleeding may occur in the head, stomach, urinary tract, and intestines.

Proconvertin Deficiency, Congenital Treatment

Prothrombin complex concentrates are used to treat proconvertin deficiency, congenital. Fresh frozen plasma can also be used as part of the treatment plan for patients with proconvertin deficiency, congenital. Bleeding episodes of patients with this disorder can be treated with a recombinant factor VIIa product of Novo Nordisk named Novoseven.

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