Severe congenital protein C deficiency (SCPCD) is rare and there is currently substantial variation in the management of this condition. A joint project by three Scientific and Standardization Committees of the ISTH: Plasma Coagulation Inhibitors, Pediatric/Neonatal Thrombosis and Hemostasis, and Women’s Health Issues in Thrombosis and Hemostasis, was developed to review the current evidence and help guide on diagnosis and management of SCPCD. We provide a summary of the clinical presentations, differential diagnoses, appropriate investigations to confirm the diagnosis, approaches for management of the acute situation, and options for long-term management including subsequent pregnancies. We finally provide a set of recommendations to help in this regard.
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
- disseminated intravascular coagulation
- purpura fulminans