Protein C deficiency
* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
- Hereditary thrombophilia due to congenital protein C deficiency
- Hereditary thrombophilia due to PC deficiency
- Hereditary thrombophilia due to protein C deficiency
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Hereditary protein C deficiency is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, which means one altered copy of the PROC gene in each cell is sufficient to cause mild protein C deficiency. The altered copy of the PROC gene can be inherited from either parent. Individuals who inherit two altered copies of this gene have severe protein C deficiency.
Last updated: 9/20/2011
- Protein C deficiency. Genetics Home Reference. October 2009; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=proteincdeficiency. Accessed 9/20/2011.