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Novel management of anticoagulant resistant thrombotic hypodysfibrinogenaemia.
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PMID:  22265673     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Individuals with hypodysfibrinogenaemia and recurrent thrombosis are rarely encountered and there is no consensus regarding long-term management. Guidelines available suggest that oral anticoagulants should be sufficient treatment, but when this fails to control thrombotic disease no further management strategies are reported. A novel approach to treatment has been developed and used for two individuals who experienced life-threatening thrombosis despite anticoagulation adherent to current guidelines. These two affected individuals consented to receive infusions of exogenous fibrinogen concentrate thrice weekly in addition to continuing warfarin (target INR 3-4). Both have been thrombosis free 36 and 18months after starting this ongoing regime. This study suggests regular transfusions of fibrinogen concentrate may be a suitable treatment for anticoagulant resistant thrombotic hypodysfibrinogenaemia, but further research is required.
C Rea; B J Hunt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thrombosis research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-2472     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326377     Medline TA:  Thromb Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Thrombosis & Haemophilia, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London SE1 7EH.
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