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Afibrinogenemia, Congenital


Synonyms of Afibrinogenemia, Congenital
  • Congenital Afibrinogenemia

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Congenital Afibrinogenemia is a rare disorder characterized by absence of a certain substance (protein) in the blood that is essential in the blood clotting (coagulation) process. This protein is known as fibrinogen or coagulation factor I. Affected individuals may be susceptible to severe bleeding (hemorrhaging) episodes, particularly during infancy and childhood. Congenital Afibrinogenemia is thought to be transmitted as an autosomal recessive trait.

    Organizations related to Afibrinogenemia, Congenital
    • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
      1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
      White Plains NY 10605
      Phone #: 914-428-7100
      800 #: 888-663-4637
      e-mail: Askus@marchofdimes.com
      Home page: http://www.marchofdimes.com
    • NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Information Center
      P.O. Box 30105
      Bethesda MD 20824-0105
      Phone #: 301-592-8573
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov
      Home page: N/A
    • National Hemophilia Foundation
      116 West 32nd Street
      New York NY 10001
      Phone #: 212-328-3737
      800 #: 800-424-2634
      e-mail: gwidlundDhemophilia.org
      Home page: http://www.hemophilia.org



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