What is the role of oral contraceptives in the etiology of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD)?

Updated: Oct 16, 2018
  • Author: Hakim Azfar Ali, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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The association of some cases of PVOD with oral contraceptive use or pregnancy has lent some support to the theory that PVOD is related to coagulation disorders, but an absence of thrombosis in other organs may refute this notion.


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