Hereditary thrombophilia / hypercoagulopathies
Hereditary thrombophilia - general

Author: Jeremy Parsons, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 5 May 2016, last major update April 2013

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

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Definition / general
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Definition / general
  • Thrombotic disorders due in part to deficiencies in natural anticoagulant or fibrinolytic systems
  • Acquired risk factors, such as oral contraceptive use, may synergistically increase the risk for thrombosis
  • Disorders often occur at a young age; usually affects venous system
  • Workup includes documenting all acquired risk factors for thrombosis