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Thrombophilia due to activated protein C resistance

Factor V Leiden thrombophilia is characterized by a poor anticoagulant response to activated protein C (APC) and an increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE). Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is the most common VTE, with the legs being the most common site. Thrombosis in unusual locations is less common. Evidence suggests that a heterozygous factor V Leiden mutation has at most a modest effect on recurrence risk after initial treatment of a first VTE. Heterozygosity for factor V Leiden is associated with a two- to threefold increase in relative risk for pregnancy loss, and possibly other pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia, fetal growth retardation, and placental abruption. The clinical expression of factor V Leiden thrombophilia is influenced by: The number of factor V Leiden alleles (heterozygotes have a slightly increased risk for venous thrombosis; homozygotes have a much greater thrombotic risk); Coexisting genetic thrombophilic disorders, which have a supra-additive effect on overall thrombotic risk; Acquired thrombophilic disorders: antiphospholipid antibodies, hyperhomocysteinemia, high factor VIII levels, malignancy; and Circumstantial risk factors: travel, central venous catheters, pregnancy, oral contraceptive use, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), organ transplantation, advancing age, and surgery. [from GeneReviews]

MedGen UID:
396074
Concept ID:
C1861171
Disease or Syndrome
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Thrombophilia

Prothrombin-related thrombophilia is characterized by venous thromboembolism (VTE) manifest most commonly in adults as deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) in the legs or pulmonary embolism. The clinical expression of prothrombin-related thrombophilia is variable; many individuals heterozygous or homozygous for the 20210G>A (G20210A or c.*97G>A) allele in F2 never develop thrombosis, and while most heterozygotes who develop thrombotic complications remain asymptomatic until adulthood, some have recurrent thromboembolism before age 30 years. The relative risk for DVT in adults heterozygous for the 20210G>A allele is two- to fivefold increased; in children, the relative risk for thrombosis is three- to fourfold increased. 20210G>A heterozygosity has at most a modest effect on recurrence risk after a first episode. Although prothrombin-related thrombophilia may increase the risk for pregnancy loss, its association with preeclampsia and other complications of pregnancy such as intrauterine growth restriction and placental abruption remains controversial. Factors that predispose to thrombosis in prothrombin-related thrombophilia include: the number of 20210G>A alleles; presence of coexisting genetic abnormalities including factor V Leiden; and acquired thrombophilic disorders (e.g., antiphospholipid antibodies). Circumstantial risk factors for thrombosis include pregnancy and oral contraceptive use. Some evidence suggests that the risk for VTE in 20210G>A heterozygotes increases after travel. [from GeneReviews]

MedGen UID:
98306
Concept ID:
C0398623
Disease or Syndrome
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Factor V deficiency

Factor V Leiden thrombophilia is characterized by a poor anticoagulant response to activated protein C (APC) and an increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE). Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is the most common VTE, with the legs being the most common site. Thrombosis in unusual locations is less common. Evidence suggests that a heterozygous factor V Leiden mutation has at most a modest effect on recurrence risk after initial treatment of a first VTE. Heterozygosity for factor V Leiden is associated with a two- to threefold increase in relative risk for pregnancy loss, and possibly other pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia, fetal growth retardation, and placental abruption. The clinical expression of factor V Leiden thrombophilia is influenced by: The number of factor V Leiden alleles (heterozygotes have a slightly increased risk for venous thrombosis; homozygotes have a much greater thrombotic risk); Coexisting genetic thrombophilic disorders, which have a supra-additive effect on overall thrombotic risk; Acquired thrombophilic disorders: antiphospholipid antibodies, hyperhomocysteinemia, high factor VIII levels, malignancy; and Circumstantial risk factors: travel, central venous catheters, pregnancy, oral contraceptive use, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), organ transplantation, advancing age, and surgery. [from GeneReviews]

MedGen UID:
4633
Concept ID:
C0015499
Disease or Syndrome

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