AbstractWe report a family with type I and type III protein S (PS) deficiency, which showed to be phenotypic variants of the same genetic disease. Direct sequencing analysis of the PROS1 gene was performed to establish the genotype. The ratio of protein C antigen and total PS antigen levels (protein C/S ratio) was used to classify subjects at risk of venous thromboembolism. All PS deficient subjects had increased protein C/S ratios as well as a novel PROS1 c.1113T-->GG frameshift mutation.
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Vol. 91 No. 8 (2006): August, 2006 : Case Reports
Ferrata Storti Foundation, Pavia, Italy
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