What is included in patient education about pediatric factor XIII (FXIII) deficiency?

Updated: Mar 15, 2019
  • Author: Helge Dirk Hartung, MD; Chief Editor: Cameron K Tebbi, MD  more...
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Provide patients and families with individual instruction and educational materials so they can understand factor XIII deficiency, recognize the symptoms and signs of bleeding, and identify emergency situations.

  • Patients should know where to receive emergency care and how to contact their treatment center for immediate treatment.

  • Patients should wear a MedicAlert bracelet or carry other identification stating their bleeding disorder and recommended therapy.

For excellent patient education resources, visit eMedicineHealth's Oral Health Center. Also, see eMedicineHealth's patient education article Teething.


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