Fibrinogen Bethesda: a congenital dysfibrinogenemia with delayed fibrinopeptide release.


A dysfibrinogenemia (fibrinogen Bethesda) was detected in a 9 yr old male of Mexican-English extraction who had a lifelong history of mild bleeding diathesis. The prothrombin and partial thromboplastin times were moderately prolonged; the thrombin and Reptilase times were markedly prolonged. The plasma fibrinogen level was normal by conventional methods but… (More)


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