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Factor V deficiency
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 The reduced amount of factor V leads to episodes of abnormal bleeding that range from mild to severe. Factor V deficiency is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner, which means that both copies of the F5 gene in each cell have mutations.Factor V deficiency is an inherited blood disorder that involves abnormal blood clotting (coagulation). This disorder is caused by the deficiency of a blood protein called factor V.
Last updated: 7/22/2013
- Matsui W. Factor V deficiency. MedlinePlus Web site. May 3, 2006; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000550.htm. Accessed 3/24/2008.
- Factor V deficiency. National Hemophilia Foundation Web site. http://www.hemophilia.org/NHFWeb/MainPgs/MainNHF.aspx?menuid=186&contentid=409&rptname=bleeding. Accessed 3/24/2008.
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