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Elevated Lipoprotein(a) in a Newborn With Thrombosis and a Family History of Dyslipidemia.
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PMID:  23247586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper reports a rare case of elevated lipoproteinemia(a) that evolved into thrombosis during the neonatal period. During the first days of life, the patient presented with an intracardiac thrombus, pulmonary thromboembolism and a hemorrhagic stroke. Initially, the results of the blood tests performed to screen for thrombophilic diseases were normal for the patient's age. The maternal dyslipidemia and the family's positive history of thromboembolism drew attention to an underlying, inherited, thrombophilic defect. Upon further investigation of the thrombophilia, the increase in lipoprotein(a) levels found in the mother and infant enabled the diagnosis of hyperlipoprotein(a) and the administration of appropriate therapy.
Authors:
Nathalie Jeanne Magioli Bravo-Valenzuela
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-1971     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Taubaté University, Avenida Granadeiro Guimarães, 270, Centro, Taubaté, SP, 12020-130, Brazil, njmbravo@cardiol.br.
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