A case of acquired FXIII deficiency with severe bleeding symptoms.

@article{Hayashi2012ACO,
  title={A case of acquired FXIII deficiency with severe bleeding symptoms.},
  author={Takaharu Hayashi and Yasuko Kadohira and Eriko Morishita and Hirotaka Asakura and Masayoshi Souri and Akitada Ichinose},
  journal={Haemophilia : the official journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={618-20}
}
Acquired factor XIII (FXIII) deficiency due to an autoantibody against FXIII is a very rare, yet potentially life-threatening bleeding disorder. As the standard coagulation tests (prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin time) are normal, the specialized tests are required to make an accurate diagnosis. Here, we report a case of acquired FXIII deficiency with severe bleeding symptoms. A 75-year-old man was referred to our hospital because of severe bleeding tendency after a tooth… CONTINUE READING