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Case Report

Protein S Deficiency, Activated Protein C Resistance and Sticky Platelet Syndrome in a Young Woman with Bilateral Strokes

Chaturvedi S.a · Dzieczkowski J.S.b

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aDepartment of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine / Detroit Medical Center and bDepartment of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Detroit, Mich., USA

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Cerebrovasc Dis 1999;9:127–130

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Abstract of Case Report

Published online: February 17, 1999
Issue release date: March – April

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1015-9770 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9786 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/CED

Abstract

Background: Coagulation disorders are common in young adults (age less than 55 years) with ischemic stroke. Objectives: To describe a young woman with bilateral strokes of undetermined etiology who had three significant hemostatic disturbances. These were protein S deficiency, Factor V Leiden heterozygosity, and sticky platelet syndrome. The Factor V Leiden mutation was also present in one of her children. Conclusions: Young patients with cryptogenic stroke warrant a thorough evaluation for hypercoagulable states. More than one coagulation disorder can coexist in the same patient and the spectrum of hemostatic abnormalities may influence the patient’s treatment and may have implications for screening of other family members.


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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case Report

Published online: February 17, 1999
Issue release date: March – April

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1015-9770 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9786 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/CED


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