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Thrombosis prophylaxis required in women with antithrombin deficiency

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eMediNexus    28 October 2017

As per a systematic review and meta analysis reported in The BMJ all thrombophilias increased the risk for pregnancy associated venous thromboembolism VTE . Women with high risk thrombophilias including deficiency of antithrombin protein C or protein S or with homozygous factor V Leiden should be considered for antepartum or postpartum thrombosis prophylaxis or both to reduce risk of first VTE.

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