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Hypercoagulable state in a patient with a retinal vein occlusion.
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PMID:  25389688     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to report unusual findings from a hypercoagu-lability workup of a patient with a retinal vein occlusion and to suggest the importance of investigating hypercoagulability in patients with similar presentations.
METHODS: This is a retrospective case report of a patient seen in the clinic during a several-month period.
RESULTS: The laboratory evaluation of the patient showed decreased antithrombin III activity and a prothrombin mutation, and platelet evaluation was consistent with sticky platelet syndrome.
CONCLUSION: It is important to take a detailed history and pursue the possibility of hypercoagulability as an etiology for retinal vein occlusion in patients outside the classic, younger age group. This can lead to prompt intervention and possible prevention of future thrombotic events.
Apkarian O Alexandra; Kimberly A Drenser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Retinal cases & brief reports     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1935-1089     ISO Abbreviation:  Retin Cases Brief Rep     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101298744     Medline TA:  Retin Cases Brief Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  76-8     Citation Subset:  -    
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