A rare cause of intracranial hemorrhage: Factor X deficiency

Citak A., Ucsel R., Karabocuoglu M., Unuvar A., Uzel N.

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE, vol.17, no.5, pp.349-350, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00006565-200110000-00007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.349-350
  • Keywords: Factor X deficiency, intracranial hemorrhage, INHIBITOR
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Congenital factor X deficiency is a rare inherited coagulation disorder, characterized by prolonged prothrombin time and partial thromboplastin time. For the definite diagnosis, specific factor X level should be investigated. We describe a patient with factor X deficiency who had intracranial hemorrhage. Hematologic tests showed prolonged prothrombin time, partial thromboplastin time, and a factor X level of 5%. The patient's hemorrhage resolved with fresh frozen plasma replacement. In this article, we discuss the clinical features and management of factor X deficiency.