Primary upper-extremity deep vein thrombosis: high prevalence of thrombophilic defects.

@article{Hendler2004PrimaryUD,
  title={Primary upper-extremity deep vein thrombosis: high prevalence of thrombophilic defects.},
  author={Mariela F Hendler and Susana Sara Meschengieser and Alicia Noem{\'i} Blanco and Mar{\'i}a Fabiana Alberto and Mar{\'i}a J Salvi{\'u} and Laura Cecilia Gennari and Mar{\'i}a Angela Lazzari},
  journal={American journal of hematology},
  year={2004},
  volume={76 4},
  pages={330-7}
}
Primary deep venous thrombosis of the upper extremity (UEDVT) is an unusual disorder. Limited data are available on the contribution of hypercoagulable status in the pathogenesis of this disease. This study aims to report the prevalence of inherited and acquired thrombophilic risk factors (TF) in patients with primary (effort-related and spontaneous) UEDVT. From 1993 to 2002, 31 patients (17 females, median age 38.8 years, range 16-60 years; and 14 males, median age 31.4 years, range 20-56… CONTINUE READING

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