Congenital Fibrinogen Deficiency

Congenital fibrinogen deficiency is a disorder of the blood which effects the ability of the body to form blood clots when it bleeds.

The specific clotting factor that is missing or dysfunctional with this condition is fibrinogen.

There are different types of congenital fibrinogen deficiency and, depending on the severity of the condition, patients may experience no symptoms or may experience uncontrolled bleeding.

Common types of bleeding in patients with the condition include:

  • Excessive bleeding with trauma or surgery
  • Impaired wound healing after surgery
  • Bruising
  • Oral bleeding
  • Excessive menstral bleeding
  • Bleeding in the stomach

In patients with a severe deficiency, bleeding complications can occur that can be life threatening.