A Case of Deep Vein thrombosis due to Protein C, Protein S Deficiency and Hyper-Homocystinaemia, A Rare Genetic Abnormalities
Keywords:Deep Vein Thromboses, protein C, protein S, thrombophilia, hyperhomocystinaemia
Approximately 80% of Deep Vein Thromboses (DVTs) are clinically asymptomatic, 20% of those that actually demonstrate signs and symptoms. DVT associated with protein C and protein S deficiencies are rare genetic abnormalities that cause thrombophilia and lead to thrombosis. Here we describe a case of 55-year old male who presented with recurrent DVT of left lower limb and eventually diagnosed as a case of DVT due to protein C and protein S deficiency with hyperhomocystinaemia.. The particular interest in this case report is that it is important to consider sceening for thrombophilia incase of DVT with uncertain aetiology.
Bangladesh J Medicine 2011; 22: 27-29