The liver is the primary site of synthesis for the majority of coagulation factors. There are published accounts of liver donor-to-recipient transmission of protein C deficiency with dysfibrinogenemia and factor XI deficiency. In this article, we report what we believe to be the first observation, of transmission of factor VII deficiency, a rare, autosomal recessive coagulation disorder, from an affected liver donor to a naive liver recipient. At 300 days after transplantation, the recipient remains with an isolated prolongation of the prothrombin time and a below-normal level of factor VII, and has had no bleeding complications.
- Factor VII deficiency, liver transplantation
- Liver transplantation, disease transmission
- Liver transplantation, factor VII deficiency