Table of ContentsDefinition / 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