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International Angiology 2003 June;22(2):199-201

Copyright © 2003 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Recurrent episodes of deep vein thrombosis in a young man

Giotopoulou S. 1, Giafis K. 2, Dokou E. 1, Tsaousi C. 1, Kolaitis N. 1, Vartholomatos G. 1

1 Hematology Laboratory, Unit of Mocolecular Biology, University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece 2 Regional Hospital of Cefalonia, Cefalonia, Greece


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We ­present the case of a 32-year-old man suf­fer­ing from recur­rent epi­sodes of deep vein throm­bo­sis (DVT). He was het­er­o­zy­gous for the G1691A muta­tion in the Fac­tor V gene. His ­father was het­er­o­zy­gous for the same muta­tion and had a ­unique epi­sode of DVT after a frac­ture of the tibia. Genet­ic pre­dis­po­si­tion sig­nif­i­cant­ly influ­enc­es the prev­a­lence of throm­bot­ic ­events, how­ev­er, addi­tion­al ­unknown fac­tors may be ­involved in the initi­a­tion and recur­rence of ­venous throm­boem­bo­lism.

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