Rare Bleeding Disorders
Factor X Deficiency
Factor X deficiency affects about 1 in every 1 million people. It is equally likely to affect men and women.1
Common symptoms of factor X deficiency include1:
- Easy bruising
- Muscle and joint bleeds
- Bleeding during or after surgery, injury, or dental procedures
No factor X concentrates are currently available, so fresh-frozen plasma (FFP) or prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) containing factor X is typically used as treatment. Women with heavy periods who have factor X deficiency can be treated with birth control pills or antifibrinolytic drugs to promote clotting.
- What Are Rare Clotting Factor Deficiencies? Montreal, QC: World Federation of Hemophilia; 2009.