Current Pediatric Research

- Current Pediatric Research (2010) Volume 14, Issue 1

Congenital factor X deficiency - An unusual cause of Intracranial hemorrhage

Congenital factor X deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that usually presents with variable bleeding tendency, prolonged prothrombin time and partial thromboplastin time. Therefore, it may be misdiagnosed as hemorrhagic disease of the newborn. We describe a patient with factor X deficiency who had recurrent haematomas with intracranial hemorrhage.

Author(s): Sriram P, Venkatesh C, Nivedita Mandal, Avinash A

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