Inherited Thrombophilia



Mohammed. Lateiwish

Department of haematology, Jamahiriya hospital.
Benghazi – Libya

JMJ Vol. 5, No 2 (Summer) 2006: 83-90


Inherited thrombophilia has been an area of intense clinical research since the description of deficiency of antithrombin III (1965), protein C (1981) and protein S (1985). It is now possible to identify the inherited thrombophilia in about 50% of cases of venous thrombosis. Certain components of inherited thrombophilia have a major impact on anticoagulant therapy, so basic knowledge about them is necessary in every medical speciality.

Keywords: Major inherited thrombophilia and minor inherited thrombophilia