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Christmas disease: Report of a family

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Coagulation studies in four children of a family are described. Two males with a haemorrhagic history had deficiency of serum thromboplastin generation activity. One of these had Christmas disease. The remaining male showed poor thromboplastin generation of his plasma. The female showed poor activity of the serum in producing thromboplastin. The findings are discussed.

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Communication to Section of Pathology, 15th October, 1954.

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Lavelle, J.M. Christmas disease: Report of a family. Ir J Med Sci 30, 176–182 (1955). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02949676

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