Haemophilia A and B in one individual may arise from co-incident inheritance of independent mutations in the F8 and F9 genes. However, this association is rare and has been studied poorly at a genetic level. We report a male patient with abnormal bleeding and reduced factor VIII:C (26 IU dL(-1)) and factor IX:C (35 IU dL(-1)). This index case harboured a F8 c.979C>G transversion (predictive of p.Leu327Val) and a F9 c.845A>G transition (predictive of p.His282Arg) which have been previously associated with mild haemophilia A and B, respectively. Identical F8 and F9 mutations were identified in the mother and maternal grandmother. However, an affected maternal uncle showed only the F8 c.979C>G mutation, indicating haemophilia A alone. The sister of the index case was heterozygous only for F9 c.845A>G, indicating carriership of haemophilia B alone. The non-Mendelian inheritance of F8 c.979C>G and F9 c.845A>G in this kindred is consistent with recombination between F8 and F9 and illustrates the large recombination distance between these loci. Recognition of this phenomenon was essential for accurate genetic counselling in this kindred.
|Translated title of the contribution||F8 and F9 mutations fail to co-segregate in a family with co-incident haemophilia A and B|
|Pages (from-to)||e230 - e234|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2011|