We investigated the presence of a recombinant event between the F8A gene located in intron 22 of the factor VIII gene and the two additional copies of F8A lying 500 Kb upstream of FVIII in severe hemophilic patients. The genomic DNA of 146 unrelated Italian patients with severe hemophilia A (HA) was hybridized with an F8A gene probe to detect the abnormal band patterns. A recombinant event was found in 71/146 patients, confirming the high incidence of this mutation in the Italian hemophilic population also. We conclude that the high frequency of the mutation in HA subjects allows us to make a direct and safe diagnosis in about 50% of our families without resorting to RFLP analysis.
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Vol. 82 No. 1 (1997): January, 1997 : Case Reports
Ferrata Storti Foundation, Pavia, Italy
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PG Mori, D Caprino, MP Bicocchi, A Valetto, F Bottini, M Aquila. Inversion mutation as a major cause of severe hemophilia A in Italian patients. Haematologica 1997;82(1):75-76; https://doi.org/10.3324/%x.