Severe congenital protein C (PC) deficiency is an autosomal recessive hereditary thrombophilia caused by mutations in PROC. The case manifested severe purpura fulminans, intracranial thrombosis or hemorrhage within 4 days after birth, resulting in blindness. We report the identification of inherited compound heterozygous mutations, including a novel nonsense mutation in PROC, and a prenatal genetic test for a subsequent pregnancy. Prenatal diagnosis may facilitate preemptive and radical therapy for severe PC deficiency.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology