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BMJ Case Rep. 2013 May 27;2013. pii: bcr2013009776. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-009776.

Accelerated arterial and venous clots in a young pregnant woman: a saga of thrombotic storm.

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Reading Health System, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, USA.


Thrombotic storm is a rare condition, characterised by serial thrombotic events, which escalates rapidly within a few days to a few weeks involving multiple and unusual sites. Since it usually responds to anticoagulation and is often lethal if not treated promptly, early diagnosis is crucial. We describe a case of a young pregnant woman with multiple acute arterial and venous thrombotic events including stroke and myocardial infarction, who successfully recovered with continued anticoagulation therapy.

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