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Congenital antithrombin III deficiency

  • Alternative Names

    Deficiency - antithrombin III - congenital; Antithrombin III deficiency - congenital


    Prevention

    Because this is an inherited condition, there is no way to prevent it. However, once a patient is diagnosed with antithrombin III deficiency, all close family members should be screened.


    References

    Schafer A. Thrombotic disorders: Hypercoagulable states. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2007:chap 182.