Hypercoagulability as a cause of stroke in adults.

  title={Hypercoagulability as a cause of stroke in adults.},
  author={Marc J. Kahn},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={96 4},
Arterial hypercoagulability can lead to cerebrovascular disease. Common causes of venous thromboembolism, including factor V Leiden, the prothrombin 20210 mutation, deficiencies of proteins C and S, and antithrombin deficiency are not likely to be associated with stroke. Rather, polymorphisms in fibrinogen, the factor XIII gene, and platelet glycoproteins are congenital abnormalities that have been associated with stroke. Similarly, the acquired conditions, lupus anticoagulants, and heparin… CONTINUE READING