What is the morbidity associated with arterial thrombosis in protein C deficiency?

Updated: Jan 04, 2019
  • Author: Shamudheen Rafiyath, MD; Chief Editor: Perumal Thiagarajan, MD  more...
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There are several case reports of arterial stroke [36, 37] and myocardial infarction [38] occurring in young adults with congenital protein C deficiency. However, the results of larger studies are conflicting [39, 40, 41, 42, 43] and the existence of an association between protein C deficiency and arterial thrombosis remains controversial.


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