ABO blood groups and the risk of venous thrombosis in patients with inherited thrombophilia.

@article{Spiezia2013ABOBG,
  title={ABO blood groups and the risk of venous thrombosis in patients with inherited thrombophilia.},
  author={Luca Spiezia and Elena Campello and Maria Bon and Tiziana Tison and Marta Milan and Paolo Simioni and Paolo Prandoni},
  journal={Blood transfusion = Trasfusione del sangue},
  year={2013},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={250-3}
}
BACKGROUND Although having a non-O blood type is now regarded as a risk factor for venous thromboembolism, the strength of this association is poorly defined, as is its interaction with inherited thrombophilia. MATERIALS AND METHODS The prevalence of non-O blood group and inherited thrombophilia (deficiencies of natural anticoagulants, factor V Leiden and prothrombin G20210A mutation) was assessed in a series of 712 consecutive patients with proximal deep vein thrombosis of the lower limbs… CONTINUE READING
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