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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00006565-200110000-00007
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE
  • Page Numbers: pp.349-350

Abstract

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.