Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Gut. 1988 Jun;29(6):856-9.

Portal vein thrombosis with ruptured oesophageal varices as presenting manifestation of hereditary protein C deficiency.

Author information

  • 1Service d'Hépatologie, Hôpital Beaujon, Clichy, France.

Abstract

The protein C system is essential in limiting the activation of coagulation in vivo. We report the case of a 45 year old man with portal vein thrombosis complicated by ruptured oesophageal varices. Low concentration of plasma protein C was found in the patient and subsequently in one brother with a history of venous thromboembolism, and also in one son and one nephew who were asymptomatic. Hereditary protein C deficiency should be considered in patients with portal hypertension due to portal vein thrombosis.

PMID:
3384371
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC1433741
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk