Factor XIII Deficiency

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Fibrin Stabilizing Factor Deficiency
  • Fibrinase Deficiency
  • Fibrinoligase Deficiency
  • Laki-Lorand Factor Deficiency
  • Plasma Transglutaminase Deficiency

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Congenital Factor XIII Deficiency
  • Acquired Factor XIII Deficiency

General Discussion

Factor XIII Deficiency is an extremely rare inherited blood disorder characterized by abnormal blood clotting that may result in abnormal bleeding. Associated symptoms and findings occur as the result of a deficiency in the blood clotting factor F13A1 (Factor XIII). In affected individuals, the blood fails to clot appropriately, resulting in poor wound healing. Blood may seep into surrounding soft tissues, resulting in local pain and swelling. Internal bleeding may occur; approximately 25 percent of affected individuals experience bleeding in the brain (intracranial hemorrhage). Factor XIII Deficiency may be inherited as an autosomal dominant genetic trait. The disease may also be acquired in association with other disorders such as Sickle Cell Disease or Henoch-Schonlein Purpura.

Resources

National Hemophilia Foundation
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Tel: (212)328-3737
Fax: (212)328-3795
Tel: (800)424-2634
Email: handi@hemophilia.org
Internet: http://www.hemophilia.org

NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
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Tel: (301)592-8573
Fax: (240)629-3246
Email: nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

World Federation of Hemophilia
1425 Rene Levesque Boulevard West
Suite 1010
Montreal
Quebec, Intl H3G 1T7
Canada
Tel: 514-875-7944
Fax: 514-875-8916
Email: wfh@wfh.org
Internet: http://www.wfh.org

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
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Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Madisons Foundation
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310)264-0826
Fax: (310)264-4766
Email: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org

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