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Genetic disorders of coagulation 

Genetic disorders of coagulation

Chapter:
Genetic disorders of coagulation
Author(s):

Eleanor S. Pollak

and Katherine A. High

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.220604_update_001

Update:

Updated information on gene transfer as a method of treating haemophilia.

Updated on 30 May 2013. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 27 June 2017

Much of what is understood about specific coagulation proteins has emerged from the careful study of hereditary disorders of blood coagulation.

Haemophilia is a familial X-linked disorder due to deficiency of either factor VIII (haemophilia A) or factor IX (haemophilia B), components of the intrinsic enzymatic complex that activates factor X. The severity of the disease correlates with predicted concentrations of activated factor protein, and those with activity levels below 1% are defined as having severe disease....

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