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BACKGROUND The European Network of Rare Bleeding Disorders (EN-RBD) was established to bridge the gap between knowledge and practise in the care of patients with RBDs. OBJECTIVES To explore the relationship between coagulation factor activity level and bleeding severity in patients with RBDs. PATIENTS/METHODS Cross-sectional study using data from 489(More)
Four novel polymorphisms were identified in the fibrinogen gene cluster. Three of them were localized in the promoter regions of the Aalpha-chain (alpha -128 C/G, alpha -58 G/A) or the gamma-chain (gamma -239 A/G) gene, while the remaining one was identified in intron 9 of the gamma-chain gene (gamma 7792 C/T). Genotype distributions for these polymorphisms(More)
Factor XIII (FXIII) deficiency is a very rare severe autosomal bleeding disorder with a frequency of 1:2,000,000 in the general population and only a few patients have been genetically characterized so far. We report a phenotype-genotype characterization of 10 unrelated Iranian patients. Two FXIII (transglutaminase) activity assays showed no FXIII activity,(More)
Factor X (FX) deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive disorder. The phenotype and genotype of 15 Iranian patients with FX deficiency from 13 unrelated families with a high frequency of consanguinity were analysed. Five different assays identified four patients from three families with a discrepancy between low-FX coagulant activity (FX:C) and higher-FX(More)
Inherited deficiencies of plasma proteins involved in blood coagulation generally lead to lifelong bleeding disorders, whose severity is inversely proportional to the degree of factor deficiency. Haemophilia A and B, inherited as X-linked recessive traits, are the most common hereditary hemorrhagic disorders caused by a deficiency or dysfunction of blood(More)
Rare bleeding disorders (RBDs) are autosomal recessive diseases including the inherited deficiencies of coagulation factors such as fibrinogen, factor (F) II, FV, FV + FVIII, FVII, FX, FXI, FXIII, and multiple deficiency of vitamin K-dependent factors, with clinical manifestations ranging from mild to severe. They represent 3 to 5% of all the inherited(More)
Factor X (FX) deficiency is a rare, recessively inherited bleeding disorder representing 10% of all rare bleeding diseases and affecting 1 in every 1,000,000 people. Its clinical presentation places FX deficiency among the most severe of the rare coagulation defects, typically including hemarthroses, hematomas, and umbilical cord, gastrointestinal, and(More)
Factor X deficiency is a severe rare hemorrhagic condition inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. It is one of the most severe recessive inherited coagulation disorders. We analyzed the clinical manifestations, laboratory phenotype and genotype in 10 patients with severe Factor X deficiency and in their heterozygous relatives. The most frequent bleeding(More)
Rare bleeding disorders (RBDs) are a heterogeneous group of diseases with varying bleeding tendency, only partially explained by their laboratory phenotype. We analysed the separate groups of RBD abnormalities, and we investigated retrospectively whether the novel haemostasis assay (NHA) was able to differentiate between bleeding tendency. We have performed(More)