What should patients with protein C deficiency be educated about?

Updated: Jan 04, 2019
  • Author: Shamudheen Rafiyath, MD; Chief Editor: Perumal Thiagarajan, MD  more...
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Answer

See the list below:

  • Patients with protein C deficiency should be advised of the presenting signs and symptoms of VTE.

  • Patients who are not maintained on anticoagulation should speak with their physician about thromboprophylaxis during events associated with an elevated risk of thrombosis such as surgery, trauma, immobilization, pregnancy, and the postpartum period.

  • Patients on warfarin should be advised of the importance of maintaining a regular diet and notifying their physician when changes to their medications have been made.


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