A patient with an acquired inhibitor to factor XIII is reported. The patient’s plasma produced a profound inhibition of factor XIII activity in normal plasma measured by a dansylcadaverine casein assay and stimulated a very abnormal pattern of fibrin cross-linking, not normally seen with factor XIII. Partial characterisation of the inhibitor suggests that it is heat stable and not an immunoglobulin.
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