Congenital afibrinogenemia

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Definition

Congenital afibrinogenemia is categorized as an extremely rare disorder that involves the inability to produce fibrinogen, an essential element of the blood clotting process. This is considered as an autosomal recessive disorder.

Diagnosis

If the medical provider suspects some type of bleeding disorder, several laboratory tests can significantly help in determine the extent and type of disease. Tests that could help in the assessment include PTT, fibrinogen levels, reptilase time, bleeding time, thrombin time and clotting time.

Treatment

Patients may be give blood transfusion containing plasma or cryoprecipitate, or the blood that contains the concentrated form of fibrinogen. Patients with such condition is also required to be have hepatitis B vaccine as in condition tend to increase the risk of contracting hepatitis due to the transfusion of blood.

Symptoms and Signs

The medical symptoms that can be associated with congenital afibrinogenemia includes bleeding umbilical cord , bruises, hematomas, hemopthysis, blood in the urine, hemorrhage in central nervous system, excessive bleeding after an injury, nosebleed, impaired blood clotting, prolonged bleeding time.

Causes

This rare disorder is primarily caused by an atypical gene that has been passed on to the child from both parents. This will result to either oa defect in the proper function of available fibrinogen, or lack of fibrinogen in the body. This condition is known to occur in both sexes and primary candidates and people from a family with a history of bleeding.

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