Dental management of a patient with factor X deficiency

Abi Adewumi, Vishwas Sakhalkar

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Factor X deficiency (also known as Stuart-Prower factor deficiency) is an extremely rare hereditary hematologic disorder, affecting 1 person in 2 million. The gene causing this condition is autosomal recessive; thus, only those inheriting from both parents exhibit clinical symptoms, such as moderate bleeding, easy bruising and subcutaneous bleeding from mucous membranes. Patients with marked deficiency may have severe posttraumatic or spontaneous internal or external bleeding, leading to such complications as hemarthrosis or hemorrhagic strokes. This case report describes the dental management of a patient with severe factor X deficiency whose development was delayed due to multiple episodes of intracranial hemorrhage in early childhood. It also highlights the importance of timely interdisciplinary communication and consultation to promote a successful outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-464
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Canadian Dental Association
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes

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