Inherited Blood-Clotting Problems - Topic Overview
Some people are born with an increased tendency to form
which increases their risk for developing blood clots in the legs ( deep vein thrombosis) and in the lungs ( pulmonary embolism). This tendency is due to inherited blood-clotting
irregularities, which are generally related to: Mutated genes (such as factor V Leiden, factor
II). Decreased amounts of certain proteins (protein C, protein S,
and antithrombin III). Increased levels of other substances
(antiphospholipid or lupus anticoagulant).
Many of these blood-clotting irregularities can be identified with
special tests. If your doctor suspects that you may have an
inherited blood-clotting irregularity, discuss whether testing is
It is possible that the main title of the report Rh Disease is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
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December 28, 2011
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