Factor V Leiden

Case report


M. Lateiwish, M. Elshti, S. Kardash, R. Nafo, S. Emkatra, F. Bodabous, M. Elmangoush

Jamahiriya Hospital, Haematology Unit, Benghazi, Libya

JMJ Vol. 2, No. 3 (March 2003): 72-73


The factor V Leiden is the most commonly inherited disorder associated with venous thrombosis. We describe a patient with recurrent deep venous thrombosis. Laboratory tests revealed an activated protein C resistance. The underlying genetic defect was identified as homozygous factor V Leiden.

Keywords: Factor V Leiden, deep venous thrombosis, activated protein C resistance

Link/DOI: http://www.jmj.org.ly/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1270