ABSTRACT: Thrombosis is a rare complication in patients with congenital clotting factor deficiencies. In most cases, it is related to inherited procoagulant factors, use of central venous catheters or administration of coagulation factor concentrates. There are only a few case reports about thrombotic events during treatment with fresh frozen plasma (FFP). We report the case of a patient with homozygous inherited factor V deficiency, who developed a pulmonary embolism at a time of treatment with methylene blue treated FFP (MBFFP). The patient had only two other factors predisposing to thrombosis and both were acquired: obesity and bed rest. He started anticoagulant treatment with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) while the deficient factors were replaced with MBFFP. After 8 days of treatment the patient developed a severe respiratory insufficiency. Pulmonary haemorrhage was considered among the differential diagnosis and LMWH was stopped. An inferior vena cava filter was placed without any further thrombotic complications. To our knowledge, there are no reports about patients with clotting factor deficiencies who developed a thrombotic event during treatment with MBFFP.
Haemophilia 06/2005; 11(3):276-9. · 2.60 Impact Factor