Factor V deficiency is a condition that is passed down through families which affects the ability of the blood to clot.
Parahemophilia; Owren’s disease
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Blood clotting is a complex process involving as many as 20 different
Factor V deficiency is caused by a lack of the Factor V. When certain blood clotting factors are low or missing, your blood does not clot properly.
Factor V deficiency is rare. It may be caused by:
- A defective Factor V gene pass down through families (inherited)
- An antibody that interferes with normal Factor V function
You can may get an antibody that interferes with Factor V:
After giving birth
After being treated with a certain type of fibrin glue
With autoimmune diseases and certain cancers
Sometimes the cause is unknown.
The disease is similar to
Excessive bleeding with menstrual periods and after childbirth often occurs. Other symptoms can include.
Bleeding into the skin Bleeding of the gums
- Prolonged or excessive loss of blood with surgery or trauma
- Umbilical stump bleeding
Signs and tests
Factor V assay
- Blood clotting tests, including
partial thromboplastin time(PTT) and prothrombin time Bleeding time
You will be given fresh blood plasma or fresh frozen plasma infusions during a bleeding episode or after surgery. These treatments will correct the deficiency temporarily.
The outlook is good with diagnosis and proper treatment.
Severe bleeding (hemorrhage) could occur.
Calling your health care provider
Go to the emergency room or call the local emergency number (such as 911) if you have an unexplained or prolonged loss of blood.