Two novel mutations in the prothrombin gene cause severe bleeding in a compound heterozygous patient.


Hypoprothrombinemia is a rare hereditary coagulation defect characterized by low levels of biologically active prothrombin. In this paper we report the laboratory and genetic analysis of a patient with a severe hypoprothrombinemia and some of her relatives. Laboratory analysis showed very low levels of prothrombin antigen. Molecular analysis of the… (More)


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