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Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2017 Sep;23(6):585-595. doi: 10.1177/1076029615624778. Epub 2016 Jan 5.

Rs5918ITGB3 Polymorphism, Smoking, and BMI as Risk Factors for Early Onset and Recurrence of DVT in Young Women.

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1 Department of Biochemistry, Medical University-Pleven, Pleven, Bulgaria.
2 Department of Surgery, University Hospital, Medical University-Pleven, Pleven, Bulgaria.



To evaluate the contribution of rs5918ITGB3 on the incidence and recurrence of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in women and the relationship with body mass index (BMI) and smoking and to compare with data in men.


Rs5918(C) polymorphism in ITGB3 gene was assessed in 224 patients diagnosed with DVT and 216 controls. Thrombophilic genetic variant rs5918(C) was significantly pronounced in women (χ2 =7.565, P = .008) and total patients (χ2 = 9.266, P = .002) but not in men. Women patients (<45 years) who were carriers of rs5918ITGB3 polymorphism had an early onset of DVT (34.5 vs 39.4 years, χ2 = 7.027, P = .008) as analyzed by Kaplan-Meier and a higher risk of the recurrent event (χ2 = 3.405, odds ratio = 2.581, P = .044). The period before recurrent venous thromboembolism event was related to smoking status and BMI in young female who were carriers of rs5918 polymorphism but not in the males.


Carriage of genetic variant rs5918(C) polymorphism in ITGB3 gene in women contributes to higher risk of single and recurrent DVT events at younger age.


DVT; early onset; glycoprotein IIb/IIIa/integrin B3; recurrence; rs5918(C)/PlA1A2

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