Protein S deficiency

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Protein S deficiency

Protein S deficiency is a disorder that causes abnormal blood clotting. When someone bleeds, the blood begins a complicated series of rapid chemical reactions involving proteins called blood coagulation factors to stop the bleeding.  Other proteins in the blood, such as protein S, usually regulate these chemical reactions to prevent excessive clotting. When protein S is missing (deficient), clotting may not be regulated normally and affected individuals have an increased risk of forming a blood clot called a thrombosis.  People at risk to have protein S deficiency are those with an individual or family history of multiple blood clots in the veins.  Treatment may include taking medication known as blood thinners to decrease the chance of developing a blood clot.
 

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The terms "Protein S deficiency" returned 113 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Skin necrosis complicated by warfarin-induced protein S deficiency.
 

Author(s): Tse-Yuan Liaw, Chung-Hsing Chang

Journal: J. Formos. Med. Assoc.. 2014 Oct;113(10):758-9.

 

Last Updated: 22 Sep 2014

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Asymptomatic type B right atrial thrombus in a case with protein S deficiency.
 

Author(s): Rajinder Singh Rawat, Yatin Mehta, Dheeraj Arora, Naresh Trehan

Journal: Ann Card Anaesth. ;17(3):237-9.

 

Thirty seven year old asymptomatic male underwent routine medical examination which revealed an abnormal mass in the right atrium. Family history was not suggestive of any cardiac or malignant disease. Detailed investigation detected deficiency of protein S, which is a vitamin K dependent ...

Last Updated: 4 Jul 2014

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Coronary artery bypass grafting in a patient with protein S deficiency: perioperative implications.
 

Author(s): Baskaran Balan, Suresh Chengode, Hilal Al Sabti, Ram Narayan Rao

Journal: Ann Card Anaesth. ;17(3):232-6.

 

Protein S (PS) along with activated protein C plays an important role in the down-regulation of in vivo thrombin generation. Its deficiency can cause abnormal and inappropriate clot formation within the circulation necessitating chronic anticoagulation therapy. The risk of developing ...

Last Updated: 4 Jul 2014

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The terms "Protein S deficiency" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Acquired pial and dural arteriovenous fistulae following superior sagittal sinus thrombosis in patients with protein S deficiency: a report of two cases.
 

Author(s): Shunji Matsubara, Koichi Satoh, Junichiro Satomi, Toshio Shigekiyo, Tomoya Kinouchi, Hajimu Miyake, Shinji Nagahiro

Journal: Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo). 2014 ;54(3):245-52.

 

Two patients with protein S deficiency with acquired multiple pial and dural arteriovenous fistulae (AVFs) following superior sagittal sinus (SSS) thrombosis are reported. Case 1 is a 38-year-old male with protein S deficiency who developed generalized seizure due to SSS thrombosis. ...

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2014

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[Two cases of pulmonary thromboembolism associated with protein C and protein S deficiency and literature review].
 

Author(s): Fang Liu, Lanyan Zhu, Ping Chen, Zhihui Shi, Shaokun Liu

Journal: Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2013 Sep;38(9):971-6.

 

To explore the clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary thromboembolism associated with protein C (PC)/protein S (PS) deficiency. Two male patients 29 and 26 years old diagnosed with PC deficiency and/or PS deficiency were retrospectively analyzed and related ...

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2013

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Mesenteric venous thrombosis in protein S deficiency: case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): L L Lau, A H McMurray

Journal: Ulster Med J. 1999 May;68(1):33-5.

 

Last Updated: 4 Oct 1999

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