What are fibrinogen disorders?

Updated: Oct 06, 2020
  • Author: Irene S Pakos, DO; Chief Editor: Perumal Thiagarajan, MD  more...
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Fibrinogen disorders can be quantitative (afibrinogenemia) or qualitative (dysfibrinogenemia), and they may be congenital or acquired. Afibrinogenemia is defined as a deficiency or absence of fibrinogen (coagulation factor I) in the blood. Dysfibrinogenemias involve structural defects in fibrinogen that alter the conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin.


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