What history findings suggest a hereditary thrombophilic disorder?

Updated: Jan 05, 2018
  • Author: Paul Schick, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Hereditary thrombophilia should be suspected in patients with a history of any of the following:

  • Recurrent venous thromboembolism
  • Venous thrombosis before age 40 years
  • A family history of venous thromboembolism
  • Thrombosis in unusual sites (eg, mesenteric vein, renal vein, hepatic, or cerebral thrombosis)

An association between hypercoagulability and severe obstructive sleep apnea has been reported. [17]


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