Hyperhomocysteinemia, low folate and vitamin B12 concentrations, and methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase mutation in cerebral venous thrombosis.

@article{Cant2004HyperhomocysteinemiaLF,
  title={Hyperhomocysteinemia, low folate and vitamin B12 concentrations, and methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase mutation in cerebral venous thrombosis.},
  author={Carlos Cant{\'u} and Elisa Alonso and Aurelio Jara and Leticia Quintanilla Martinez and Camilo R{\'i}os and Mar{\'i}a de los Angeles Fern{\'a}ndez and Irma Garc{\'i}a and Fernando Barinagarrementer{\'i}a},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2004},
  volume={35 8},
  pages={1790-4}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Elevated plasma levels of homocysteine are associated with an increased risk of deep-vein thrombosis. Through a case-control study, we examined the potential association among homocysteine, folate and vitamin B12 levels, and the common C677-->T mutation in the methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene in patients with cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). METHODS Forty-five patients with CVT and 90 control subjects were studied. Plasma levels of homocysteine… CONTINUE READING