Factor V leiden

Jan Michel Jan.Michel at Klinik.Uni-Regensburg.de
Sun Mar 23 18:44:17 EST 1997

Tremblay wrote:
> Hello, I 've got a question about human genetics.  A good friend of mine
> was recently diagnosed with the genetic mutatioin "Factor V. Leiden".
> Even though 5% of the North American population has this, the doctors
> here don't know much about it, and I can't find all that much relevant
> information either.  I do know that it has to do with a resistance to
> activated protein C, and that it increases chances of thrombotic
> episodes, but other than that, I can't find much.  I was wondering if
> anyone knows anything about what exactly it is, and ways that it can be
> treated.  Thanks for your time.

Hi Tremblay,

factor V leiden is nicely explained in "News and Views" of

Nature. 1994 May 5; 369(6475): 64-7


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