What is the etiology of thromboembolic disease in Crohn disease?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Thromboembolic disease is considered to be the result of a hypercoagulable state that parallels disease activity and is manifested by thrombocytosis, elevated plasma fibrinogen, factor V, factor VIII, and decreased plasma antithrombin III. This state may lead to deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and neurovascular disease.


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