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Blood. 2000 Oct 1;96(7):2364-8.

Factor V Leiden mutation, prothrombin gene mutation, and deficiencies in coagulation inhibitors associated with Budd-Chiari syndrome and portal vein thrombosis: results of a case-control study.

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Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Leiden University Medical Center; Department of Hepatogastroenterology, Erasmus University Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Abstract

In a collaborative multicenter case-control study, we investigated the effect of factor V Leiden mutation, prothrombin gene mutation, and inherited deficiencies of protein C, protein S, and antithrombin on the risk of Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) and portal vein thrombosis (PVT). We compared 43 BCS patients and 92 PVT patients with 474 population-based controls. The relative risk of BCS was 11.3 (95% CI 4.8-26.5) for individuals with factor V Leiden mutation, 2.1(95% CI 0.4-9.6) for those with prothrombin gene mutation, and 6.8 (95% CI 1.9-24.4) for those with protein C deficiency. The relative risk of PVT was 2.7 (95% CI 1.1-6.9) for individuals with factor V Leiden mutation, 1.4 (95% CI 0.4-5.2) for those with prothrombin gene mutation, and 4.6 (95% CI 1.5-14.1) for those with protein C deficiency. The relative risk of BCS or PVT was not increased in the presence of inherited protein S or antithrombin deficiency. Concurrence of either acquired or inherited thrombotic risk factors was observed in 26% of the BCS patients and 37% of the PVT patients. We conclude that factor V Leiden mutation and hereditary protein C deficiency appear to be important risk factors for BCS and PVT. Although the prevalence of the prothrombin gene mutation was increased, it was not found to be a significant risk factor for BCS and PVT. The coexistence of thrombogenic risk factors in many patients indicates that BCS and PVT can be the result of a combined effect of different pathogenetic mechanisms.

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