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Deficiency of coagulation factor Vll in a 4 years old child with 13q deletion syndrome: a case report

Hematology & Transfusion International Journal
Housam AL Madani, Soltan Hassan, Ghada Ajwa, Basel Dahlaw

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Background: Factor VII deficiency is rare inherited bleeding disorders, have been identified in the Factor VII gene located on chromosome 13 with very few cases reported. Factor VII deficiency was first described by Alexander et al. in 1951.The disorder has also been known as Alexander’s disease. It is the rare inherited bleeding disorders’ with an estimated incidence of 1 case per 3,00,000 to 5,00,000 individuals. Objective and method: We did a case report and literature review for deficiency of coagulation factors VII was found in a 4 years patient who had chromosomal aberration 13q deletion syndrome (46, XX, del 13q32-13q33). This loci involved in synthesis or constitution of factor VII. Results: A review of the gene map of chromosome 13 indicated that Factors VII and X are coded on the long arm of chromosome 13, within the deleted region. Conclusion: Congenital Factor VII deficiency is a rare cause of bleeding disorder, which should be suspected in a bleeding child presenting in infancy when platelets and aPTT are normal with abnormal PT. Congenital Factor VII deficiency association with 46, XX, del (13q32– 13q33) syndrome is very rare disorder and further cases should be reported to know the outcome and the risk of complication in such a cases


13q deletion syndrome, factor VII deficiency, factor 7 deficiency, partial monosomy of the long arm of chromosome 13, factor VII