Protein C deficiency
* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
- Hereditary thrombophilia due to protein C deficiency
- Hereditary thrombophilia due to congenital protein C deficiency
- Hereditary thrombophilia due to PC deficiency
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Hereditary protein C deficiency is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. This means that having only one mutated copy of the responsible gene in each cell is enough to cause mild protein C deficiency. A mutated copy of the gene can be inherited from a person's mother or father. People who inherit two mutated copies of the gene have severe protein C deficiency.
Last updated: 8/6/2015
- Protein C deficiency. Genetics Home Reference. May, 2013; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/protein-c-deficiency.