Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Rev Med Interne. 1998 Jan;19(1):29-33.

[Homocysteine, 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase and deep venous thrombosis. Survey of 120 patients in internal medicine].

[Article in French]

Author information

  • 1Service de médecine interne B, hôpital Saint-Eloi, Montpellier, France.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

In the last few years, the association of deep vein thrombosis with frequent biological risk factors and genetic polymorphisms has significantly modified the field of venous thrombosis. In this study, we measured plasma homocysteine levels and tested the C677T methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) mutation.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

Plasma homocysteine levels and test for C677T MTHFR mutation were performed in 120 consecutive patients with objectively diagnosed deep vein thrombosis, and in 120 controls.

RESULTS:

We found a strong association between hyperhomocysteinemia and thrombosis (odd ratio: 2.43 IC 95% [1.27-4.7]). Conversely the C677T MTHFR gene polymorphism is only associated with hyperhomocysteinemia but not associated with thrombosis.

CONCLUSION:

This is a preliminary study to the ongoing international multicentric study of SNFMI (Société nationale française de m0+edecine interne) concerning hyperhomocysteinemia and venous thrombosis.

PMID:
9775112
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk