Inherited thrombophilia and stratification of ischaemic stroke risk among users of oral contraceptives

A. Pezzini, M. Grassi, L. Iacoviello, E. Del Zotto, S. Archetti, A. Giossi, A. Padovani

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Abstract

Background: Whether use of oral contraceptives is a risk factor for arterial ischaemic stroke is controversial. In particular, few data are available on what criteria should be adopted to establish an individual profile of risk before the start of oral contraceptives. Patients and methods: The effects of oral contraceptives and their interaction with the G1691A polymorphisms of the factor V gene, the G20210A polymorphisms of the prothrombin gene and the C677T polymorphisms of the MTHFR gene on the risk of cerebral ischaemia were determined in a series of 108 consecutive women aged

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-276
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Volume78
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Medicine(all)

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