• Pulmonary Emboli and Deep Venous Thrombosis during Adolescence

    8 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Health Care

    Pulmonary emboli and deep venous thrombus are two conditions considered to affect primarily adults. These conditions, however, can and do affect neonates, toddlers, school-age children, and adolescents. Factors contributing to the development of PE and DVT are often associated with genetic mutations in Antithrombin III, Protein C, and Protein S. This article presents a primary care case study of an adolescent who was diagnosed with and underwent treatment for bilateral PE and a DVT, and reviews the underlying primary genetic mutations, diagnostic workup, and management of his clinical...
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