|Hard truth: Bùi Lê Cường, deputy head of Chợ Rẫy Hospital’s haematology department, speaks with Hồ Thị Loan, the first patient found with Hageman factor deficiency, a rare genetic bleeding disorder, in Việt Nam. Photo Thu Hằng|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY— HCM City’s Chợ Rẫy Hospital on Thursday diagnosed the first ever patient in Việt Nam with Hageman factor deficiency, a rare genetic bleeding disorder.
Hồ Thị Loan, 30, of Cần Thơ was diagnosed with Hageman factor deficiency, or F12 deficiency, when she came for a prenatal check-up at Hùng Vương Obstetrics Hospital in HCM City, which sent her blood sample to Chợ Rẫy.
Doctors at Hùng Vương then had to do a caesarean section at 25 weeks since the baby could not get enough blood from the mother.
Loan was then transferred to Chợ Rẫy Hospital’s haematology department. Her baby weighing 800 grammes died 10 days later.
According to Bùi Lê Cường, deputy head of the hematology department, the incidence of the disorder is estimated at around one in one million individuals.
There are no symptoms are associated with Hageman factor deficiency, and many individuals remain undiagnosed.
It causes repeated miscarriages in affected women.
In 2015 Loan had suffered a miscarriage during her 24th week. —VNS