Risk of venous thromboembolism in relatives of symptomatic probands with thrombophilia: a systematic review.

@article{Langlois2003RiskOV,
  title={Risk of venous thromboembolism in relatives of symptomatic probands with thrombophilia: a systematic review.},
  author={Nicole J. Langlois and Philip S Wells},
  journal={Thrombosis and haemostasis},
  year={2003},
  volume={90 1},
  pages={
          17-26
        }
}
Clinical equipoise exists regarding whether relatives of individuals with venous thromboembolism (VTE) and thrombophilia should be screened for thrombophilia. There have been no systematic attempts to summarize studies that have assessed the incidence of VTE in relatives. The purpose of this review was to systematically identify and review observational studies with thrombophilic relatives and to summarize their findings with respect to their risk of VTE. We conducted a systematic literature… CONTINUE READING

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