Factor XII deficiency
Other Names for this Disease
- HAF deficiency
- Hageman factor deficiency
- F12 deficiency
- Coagulation factor 12 deficiency
- Factor 12 deficiency
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 Factor XII deficiency is caused by mutations in the F12 gene. It is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner.Factor XII deficiency is an inherited disorder that affects a protein (factor XII) involved in blood clotting. While a lack of factor XII does not cause affected individuals to bleed abnormally, the blood takes longer than normal to clot in a test tube. The condition is usually discovered when prolonged clotting is noticed in the process of running other laboratory tests.
Last updated: 6/24/2011
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- Factor XII Deficiency. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM). 2010; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/omim/234000. Accessed 6/24/2011.
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