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Definition / General
- Thrombophilia: any disorder associated with increased risk of venous thromboembolic disease; more appropriately called "hypercoagulable state" if not genetic, although terms often used interchangeably
- Common risk factors are: antiphospholipid antibodies, chronic DIC, essential thrombocythemia, heparin induced thrombocytopenia, hyperhomocysteinemia, immobility, increasing age, malignancy, nephrotic syndrome, obesity, oral contraceptives, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, polycythemia vera, post-operative state, pregnancy, prior thromboembolism, systemic lupus erythematosus, trauma
- Presence of more than one risk factor further increases risk (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2002;126:295)
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