Is thrombophilia workup indicated in patients with idiopathic venous thrombosis?

Updated: Jan 05, 2018
  • Author: Paul Schick, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Of patients with idiopathic venous thrombosis, which is defined as venous thromboembolism without any obvious risk factor, about 50% have an underlying thrombophilia. Therefore, some authors have recommended performing a thrombophilia workup in patients with idiopathic venous thrombosis.


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