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Factor XIII Deficiency

What is a Factor XIII deficiency?

Factor XIII deficiency is a rare inherited bleeding disorder in which Factor XIII, the protein in the blood responsible to helping to stabilize a blood clot, is malfunctioning or deficient. If you are deficient in Factor XIII, your body is able to form blood clots, but they often are weak and therefore break down, resulting in prolonged bleeding. According to the National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD), the incidence of factor XIII deficiency has been estimated to be between 1 in 2-5 million people in the general population. Common symptoms of factor XIII deficiency include soft tissue bleeds, intracranial bleeding, menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding), and joint bleeding.

Resources for you

GerinnungsForum Online portal with learning content for continuing medical education (CME) in the field of coagulation disorders and their therapy.    Website (in German)
Coagulation course Continuing education events and webinars for continuing medical education (CME) on the topic of "coagulation".    Website (in German)
WFH (World Federation of Hemophilia) Global organization aiming to improve healthcare for people with inherited bleeding disorders.   Website