Which physical findings are characteristic of protein S deficiency?

Updated: Jan 03, 2021
  • Author: Mohammad Muhsin Chisti, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Perumal Thiagarajan, MD  more...
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Direct the examination to identify signs of venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. The results of the physical examination are nonspecific and often misleadingly indicate the diagnosis of DVT. Unusual sites of thrombosis (eg, mesenteric vein, [21] cerebral sinuses) are rare (< 5%) but, when observed, characteristically suggest one of the inherited thrombophilias (eg, protein S deficiency)


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