Pulmonary thromboembolism from familial protein S deficiency

Eusni R M Tohit, S. Zainina, I. Faridah, Leong Chooi Fun, C. Soon Keng

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Abstract

Hereditary thrombophilias are a group of inherited conditions that predispose to thrombosis. Most of the inherited thrombotic disorders are associated with venous thromboembolism. Pulmonary embolism represents a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Chronic thromboembolic disease is a'great masquerade' and often mistakenly diagnosed as coronary artery disease, asthma, pneumonia and psychogenic dyspnoea. Recurrent pulmonary embolism with pulmonary hypertension can be missed if awareness of the condition is not created. The consequences of a missed diagnosis can be deadly. We present a case of familial protein S defects leading to recurrent pulmonary thromboembolism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-65
Number of pages5
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Volume3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

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Protein S Deficiency
Pulmonary Embolism
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Venous Thromboembolism
Pulmonary Hypertension
Dyspnea
Coronary Artery Disease
Pneumonia
Thrombosis
Chronic Disease
Asthma
Morbidity
Mortality

Keywords

  • Protein S deficiency
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary thromboembolism
  • Venous thrombosis

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Tohit, E. R. M., Zainina, S., Faridah, I., Chooi Fun, L., & Soon Keng, C. (2007). Pulmonary thromboembolism from familial protein S deficiency. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 3(2), 61-65.

Pulmonary thromboembolism from familial protein S deficiency. / Tohit, Eusni R M; Zainina, S.; Faridah, I.; Chooi Fun, Leong; Soon Keng, C.

In: Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 2, 06.2007, p. 61-65.

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Tohit, ERM, Zainina, S, Faridah, I, Chooi Fun, L & Soon Keng, C 2007, 'Pulmonary thromboembolism from familial protein S deficiency', Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 61-65.
Tohit, Eusni R M ; Zainina, S. ; Faridah, I. ; Chooi Fun, Leong ; Soon Keng, C. / Pulmonary thromboembolism from familial protein S deficiency. In: Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences. 2007 ; Vol. 3, No. 2. pp. 61-65.
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