Thrombosis associated with the prothrombin G→A20210 mutation in Behcet's disease

Carlo Salvarani, Kenneth Calamia, Mauro Silingardi, Angelo Ghirarduzzi, Ignazio Olivieri

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Abstract

We describe 2 cases of Behcet's disease (BD) and thrombosis who were heterozygous for the prothrombin G→A20210 mutation. In one case, progressive uncontrolled thromboses led to death. Case-control studies are needed to support the hypothesis of the role of the prothrombin A20210 allele as a risk factor for venous thrombosis in some patients with BD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-516
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume27
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Keywords

  • Behcet's Disease
  • Prothrombin
  • Thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

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Salvarani, C., Calamia, K., Silingardi, M., Ghirarduzzi, A., & Olivieri, I. (2000). Thrombosis associated with the prothrombin G→A20210 mutation in Behcet's disease. Journal of Rheumatology, 27(2), 515-516.