Hereditary thrombophilia / hypercoagulopathies

Hereditary thrombophilia - general

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Jeremy C. Parsons, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Parsons JC. Hereditary thrombophilia - general. website. Accessed January 17th, 2022.
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
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