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Congenital FVII Deficiency and Pulmonary Embolism : A Critical Appraisal of All Reported Cases.
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PMID:  22327818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Fourteen patients with congenital factor VII (FVII) deficiency were reported to have had pulmonary embolism. All patients were type 2 defects with variably low activity but normal or near-normal antigen. Concomitant deep vein thrombosis was present in 7 instances. The majority of patients had no or only a mild bleeding tendency. Associated prothrombotic risk factors were present in 11 patients (old age, surgery, substitution therapy with prothrombin complex, plasma-derived or activated FVII concentrates). Pulmonary embolism was usually moderate or severe. In 2 cases, it was fatal. Only 4 patients were studied by means of molecular biology techniques. The Arg304Gln mutation was found in 5 of the 8 alleles. Heparin and Coumadin together with adequate substitution therapy were carried out in 5 patients with satisfactory results. The FVII deficiency does not grant a sure protection from venous thromboembolism.
A Girolami; G Berti de Marinis; S Vettore; B Girolami
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis : official journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1938-2723     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9508125     Medline TA:  Clin Appl Thromb Hemost     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, Medical School, Padua, Italy.
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