Factor V Deficiency Follow-up

Updated: Mar 09, 2021
  • Author: Olga Kozyreva, MD; Chief Editor: Perumal Thiagarajan, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Ideally, a hematologist who has experience in the diagnosis and management of inherited bleeding disorders should monitor individuals with severe factor V deficiency.

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Deterrence/Prevention

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  • Factor V deficiency is an inherited disorder; no known means of prevention exists.

  • Immunize patients who may require plasma-derived coagulation factor concentrates with hepatitis B vaccines.

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Complications

Complications of factor V deficiency are directly related to the site of bleeding (eg, hemarthrosis, intracranial hemorrhage, uncontrolled postoperative bleeding).

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Prognosis

The prognosis of factor V deficiency is good with diagnosis and proper treatment.

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Patient Education

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  • Give patients and families instruction and educational materials to enable them to understand factor V deficiency.

  • For excellent patient education resources, see eMedicineHealth's patient education article Hemophilia.

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