Hereditary thrombophilia / hypercoagulopathies
Reviewer: Jeremy Parsons, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 7 April 2013, last major update April 2013
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End of Coagulation > Hereditary thrombophilia / hypercoagulopathies > Hereditary thrombophilia-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
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