What is the function of protein C?

The protein C system provides important control of blood coagulation by regulating the activities of factor VIIIa (FVIIIa) and factor Va (FVa), cofactors in the activation of factor X and prothrombin, respectively.

Is protein C deficiency a blood disorder?

What is protein C deficiency? Protein C deficiency is a rare disorder that causes abnormal clotting of your blood. Protein C is one of many natural anticoagulants in blood that helps keep your clotting mechanism in check. An anticoagulant is a substance that prevents blood from clotting.

What happens if protein S is high?

This gene affects how much protein S your body makes. Protein S deficiency increases your risk for blood clots, including a serious condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT causes dangerous blood clots to form in your arms or legs. These blood clots may travel all over the body and settle in your lungs.

What if your protein S is high?

Elevated protein S levels are not usually associated with medical problems and are not clinically significant. Normal protein C and protein S antigen activity and concentrations usually indicate adequate clotting regulation. A low level of protein S activity can cause excessive or inappropriate blood clotting.

What is the strongest antiemetic?

Triple therapy comprising palonosetron, aprepitant and dexamethasone seems to be the strongest antiemetic treatment.

What does a high protein C mean?

Elevated levels of protein C and/or protein S are not clinically significant and usually are not associated with medical problems. If the activity and concentrations of protein C and protein S antigens are normal, this usually indicates clotting regulation is adequate.

What is the difference between protein C and S?

Congenital C and S proteins are natural substances in the blood that help prevent blood clots. Protein C deficiency occurs in approximately 1 of every 200 to 500 people, whereas protein S deficiency occurs in approximately 1 of every 500 individuals.1,2 Deficiency may be determined from a blood sample.

What if protein C is high?

Can protein C deficiency be cured?

Blood thinner medications, also known as anticoagulants, can treat protein C deficiency. These medications cut your risk for blood clot formation by preventing blood from clotting in blood vessels.