Congenital severe dysfibrinogenemia was discovered in a small Saudi family. Their single child exhibited abnormal severe bleeding tendency since birth and his coagulation profile revealed evidence of severe dysfibrinogenemia. The parents who were first-degree cousins and completely asymptomatic showed evidence of dysfibrinogenemia but to lesser degree than in their son. The child presented with large cephalhematoma and evidence of intracranial hemorrhage and left hemiparesis. He was treated with cryoprecipitate and his hematoma resolved, but his neurological deficit remained.
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