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Factor V deficiency
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Factor V deficiency is caused by mutations in the F5 gene that prevent the production of a functional factor V protein or decrease the amount of the protein in the bloodstream. Mutations are present in both copies of the F5 gene in each cell, which prevents blood from clotting normally.
Last updated: 3/3/2010
- F5. Genetics Home Reference Web site. July 2007; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene=f5. Accessed 3/24/2008.