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Hereditary Thrombosis

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    00:01 Under hereditary thrombosis, here's the most common hereditary one.

    00:05 Remember that picture that I kickstarted an entire discussion with? And I gave you Factor V Leiden.

    00:12 And I told you that here, normally, you have protein C and S, which does what? Which then cleaves the Factor V and Factor VIII.

    00:23 But here, we have a mutation taking place between the Glutamine and the Arginine.

    00:30 And when it does, the Factor V becomes resistant to the cleavage of protein C and S.

    00:37 Welcome to recurrent DVT in a young lady.

    00:40 Here's antithrombin III deficiency, rare.

    00:45 Could it occur? Absolutely.

    00:46 Normally, antithrombin III, does what? As the name implies, it knocks out the thrombin, so that the patient or you and I could not have excess thrombi.

    00:57 If you're deficient of antithrombin III either congenital or acquired, remember acquired? How do we get that? Remember the urine being frothy? Lots of protein, nephrotic syndrome, there you go.

    01:07 In nephrotic syndrome, the acquired type, you may lose antithrombin III.

    01:12 Examples, Factor XII and such, thrombin.

    01:16 Next activity is enhanced by heparin as we know.

    01:20 And there's no prolongation of PTT after injecting a standard dose of heparin, and that is important, isn't it? Why? Because the patient is already antithrombin III deficient, so you're not gonna find what you would expect in terms of prolongation if you did not suspect the deficiency.

    01:39 The hereditary type is quite rare.

    01:41 Let me put it that way. The entire section here is hereditary.

    01:44 Hence, usually the clinicians will not suspect or will have only diagnose it after noticing that there was no increase in PTT.

    01:55 Fascinating, rare but could occur.

    01:58 Protein C and S, normally does what? It cleaves Factor V, but this time you don't have it, if you don't, then you'll be in a state of once again thrombi formation and when you are, you may then cause microthrombi, and it may cause necrosis of the skin.

    02:12 Kinda behaves like a... well, maybe warfarin, right?


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    The lecture Hereditary Thrombosis by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Hemodynamics.


    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Factor 5 and 8
    2. Factor 1 and 4
    3. Factor 2 and 6
    4. Factor 9 and 10
    5. Factor 12 and 2
    1. Heparin
    2. Warfarin
    3. Ace inhibitors
    4. Tetracycline
    5. Scopolamine

    Author of lecture Hereditary Thrombosis

     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD


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