Four factor deficiency.

  title={Four factor deficiency.},
  author={A E Thomas and David King Stirling},
  journal={Blood coagulation & fibrinolysis : an international journal in haemostasis and thrombosis},
  volume={14 Suppl 1},
Four factor deficiency is variably associated with mild to fatal bleeding. We describe a 3-month-old boy, born of consanguineous parents, who presented with a right subdural haematoma and a clotting screen showing a prothrombin time (PT) > 100 s, an activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) > 150 s, a fibrinogen of 0.4 g/l, and fibrinogen degradation products < 1 microg/ml. He was given 300 U of factor IX concentrate (containing factors II and X) and 1 mg of vitamin K intravenously. Forty… CONTINUE READING


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