How is inherited thrombophilia diagnosed?

Updated: Oct 06, 2020
  • Author: Irene S Pakos, DO; Chief Editor: Perumal Thiagarajan, MD  more...
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Such patients may have an isolated or combined inherited deficiency in the proteins involved in coagulation. The diagnosis is confirmed by identification of an isolated or combined inherited coagulant deficiency. All affected patients with inherited thrombophilia are at risk of developing thromboembolic disease ranging from mild, superficial venous thrombosis to lethal pulmonary embolism.


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