What are the sexual predilections of hypoprothrombinemia?

Updated: Jun 16, 2021
  • Author: J Nathan Hagstrom, MD; Chief Editor: Cameron K Tebbi, MD  more...
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Acquired hypoprothrombinemia associated with the lupus anticoagulant is slightly more common in women than in men. Severe inherited prothrombin deficiency typically has an autosomal recessive inheritance pattern. Therefore, unlike classic hemophilia, severe inherited prothrombin deficiency occurs with equal frequency in male and female individuals.


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