Making a diagnosis for a genetic or rare disease can often be challenging. Healthcare professionals typically look at a person’s medical history, symptoms, physical exam, and laboratory test results in order to make a diagnosis. The following resources provide information relating to diagnosis and testing for this condition. If you have questions about getting a diagnosis, you should contact a healthcare professional.
In patients who are asymptomatic carriers of protein S deficiency, the goal of therapy is prevention of the first thrombosis. In such patients, drugs that predispose to thrombosis, including oral contraceptives should be avoided. If these patients require surgery or an orthopedic injury occurs,
Support and advocacy groups can help you connect with other patients and families, and they can provide valuable services. Many develop patient-centered information and are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct you to research, resources, and services. Many organizations also have experts who serve as medical advisors or provide lists of doctors/clinics. Visit the group’s website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
Living with a genetic or rare disease can impact the daily lives of patients and families. These resources can help families navigate various aspects of living with a rare disease.
These resources provide more information about this condition or associated symptoms. The in-depth resources contain medical and scientific language that may be hard to understand. You may want to review these resources with a medical professional.
New NCATS Rare Diseases Research Video
December 27, 2017
Rare Disease Day at NIH on March 1, 2018
December 19, 2017
How to Spot and Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis
January 5, 2017
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I have protein S deficiency. What alternative methods of birth control are available other than condoms? Is there any sort of birth control that someone with a Protein S Deficiency can take that won't result in a clot? See answer
My question is: Epilepsy and Protein S Deficiency are they auto-immune disorders? See answer
Can a person with protein S deficiency participate in contact sports such as football or rugby? See answer
Can protein S deficiency be hereditary if my mom and dad didn't have it? How did I end up with it? See answer
What is the life-expectancy for individuals with protein S deficiency? See answer
Has any correlation been found between cryoglobulinemia and protein S deficiency? See answer
Can you provide me with information about protein S deficiency? See answer