What are the possible complications of homocystinuria?

Updated: Jul 27, 2018
  • Author: Pitchaiah Mandava, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Patients with homocystinuria are prone to thromboembolic events in the perioperative and postoperative periods, even with minor surgeries. Preoperative levels of homocysteine should be reduced to a near normal level. During and after surgery, aggressive hydration and prophylaxis for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are strongly recommended.

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