More Rare Than Shakespeare’s Signature? – Fibrinogen Deficiency

You may not know this but Shakespeare’s signature is super rare, there are only six known authentic signatures of his in the world.

You know what else is rare? People with Afibrinogenemia. About 5 out of 10 million people have this disorder, and even rarer than that is Hypofibrogenemia. These plus Dysfibrogenemia (which effects 1 in 1 million people) are different types of Factor I Deficiency, or fibrinogen deficiency.

People with this deficiency are missing fibrinogen, a protein in the blood plasma that is needed in the body’s process of forming blood clots. The different types of Factor I Deficiency describe how low the fibrinogen level is, or if it is malfunctioning.

Here are some links for more info:
Hemophilia.ca
WFH.org

Kristen Lord

Kristen Lord

Kristen is a junior and soon to be senior at Christopher Newport University. She has an Associate’s Degree in graphic design, and is working toward her Bachelors in Fine Arts focusing in graphic design. Kristen has a passion for animals and art, and in her spare time likes to paint, or design on the computer as well as playing with her dog Mr. Pickles. Kristen is happy to be moving on to a new chapter of her life soon, getting married at the end of May 2016 and graduating in April 2017.

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