Which conditions may cause arterial thrombosis?

Updated: Jan 05, 2018
  • Author: Paul Schick, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Thrombophilic disorders are usually associated with venous thrombosis. However, protein S, protein C, antithrombin deficiencies, and lupus anticoagulants have been associated with arterial thrombosis.

Patients with protein C and S deficiencies can develop warfarin-induced skin necrosis when placed on warfarin, since protein C and S are vitamin K–dependent factors and, hence are suppressed.


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