Acquired thrombophilias

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Acquired thrombophilias are common–this chapter discusses PNH, Behcet's disease, nephrotic syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and air travel. Acquired thrombophilias range from rare disorders such as Behçet's disease to the very common initial presentation of malignancy. Acquired hypercoagulable states may present at any age. Patients with acquired disorders often present with a õflurryö of thromboses. While patients with congenital disorders may have two thromboses separated by years, the patient with an acquired thrombophilia may present with repeated thrombosis even on anticoagulant therapy. In some patients, thrombosis may be the first manifestation of the underlying disease. In many patients thrombosis is a well–recognized complication of the underlying disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHemostasis and Thrombosis, Third Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783319093123
ISBN (Print)9783319093116
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Acquired thrombophilias'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this