Simplifying Therapy for Factor I DeficiencyDiplomat Specialty Infusion Group supports patients throughout treatment.
Factor I deficiency, which is also called congenital fibrinogen deficiency, is a rare bleeding disorder. People with factor I deficiency have problems with a substance in the blood called factor 1 protein. As a result, they bleed easily after minor trauma or surgery. They can even bleed with no explanation.
Patients are usually diagnosed between birth and early childhood.
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What are the different types of factor I deficiency?
There are three types of factor I deficiency:
- Hypofibrinogenemia — You have less factor 1 protein in your blood than normal.
- Afibrinogenemia — You have no factor 1 protein in your blood.
- Dysfibrinogenemia — You have normal levels of factor 1 protein, but it doesn’t work the way it should.
Afibrinogenemia is passed to children by genes from both parents. The other types only require genes from one parent.
Afibrinogenemia affects about 150–300 people in the United States. The other two types are even more rare.
Diplomat dispenses medication for people who have hypofibrinogenemia or afibrinogenemia.
What are the symptoms of factor I deficiency?
Bleeding from the nose, gums, or tongue is common with all three types. Some patients bleed internally, with blood collecting in joints and around muscles. Rarely, bleeding can occur in the brain or other internal organs.
Women with congenital afibrinogenemia can bleed more than usual during menstruation. They might need treatment to carry a pregnancy to term.
How does Diplomat help people with factor I deficiency?
Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group understands the unique needs of patients with factor I deficiency. We support you throughout your treatment to help you control your condition.
For patients who have fibrinogen deficiency, we dispense RiaSTAP®, the only FDA-approved treatment. We’ll also help find third-party financial assistance, answer your questions 24/7, and coordinate with your healthcare team to keep your care on track.
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