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AFIBRINOGENAEMIA

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A condition in which the blood will not clot because FIBRIN is absent. It is characterised by haemorrhage. There are two forms: (a) a congenital form, and (b) an acquired form. The latter may be associated with advanced liver disease, or may occur as a complication of labour. Treatment consists of the intravenous injection of fibrinogen, and blood transfusion. (See also COAGULATION.)

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