What conditions can induce hypercoagulability and increase the risk for deep venous thrombosis (DVT)?

Updated: Jun 05, 2019
  • Author: Kaushal (Kevin) Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Other diseases and states can induce hypercoagulability in patients without other underlying risks for DVT. They can predispose patients to DVT, though their ability to cause DVT without intrinsic hypercoagulability is in question. The conditions include malignancy, dehydration, and use of medications (eg, estrogens). Acute hypercoagulable states also occur, as in disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC) resulting from infection or heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. [90]


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