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