Factor V deficiency
Other Names for this Disease
- Congenital factor V deficiency
- Owren disease
- Proaccelerin deficiency
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 The reduced amount of factor V leads to episodes of abnormal bleeding that range from mild to severe. Factor V deficiency is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner, which means that both copies of the F5 gene in each cell have mutations.Factor V deficiency is an inherited blood disorder that involves abnormal blood clotting (coagulation). This disorder is caused by the deficiency of a blood protein called factor V.
Last updated: 7/22/2013
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