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Brachiocephalic artery thrombosis in adult nephrotic syndrome

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Indian Journal of Nephrology

Source : Indian Journal of Nephrology, Volume 21, Number 3, p.204-207 (2011)

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Keywords : adult, anticoagulant agent, anticoagulant therapy, artery thrombosis, article, brachiocephalic trunk, brain infarction, case report, computed tomographic angiography, contrast enhancement, drug dose reduction, drug withdrawal, embolectomy, heparin, human, hypercoagulability, kidney biopsy, male, middle cerebral artery occlusion, multidetector computed tomography, nephrotic syndrome, prednisolone, steroid, steroid therapy, thromboembolism, treatment outcome, warfarin

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Nephrology

Year : 2011

Abstract : Thrombotic events are known to occur in nephrotic syndrome, as these patients have a hypercoagulable state. Venous thrombosis is well recognized, but arterial thrombosis is rare and is mainly noted in pediatric population. In the present study, we report a case of thrombosis of right brachiocephalic artery, embolic occlusion of right axillary artery, and right middle cerebral artery territory infarction due to thromboembolism in an adult patient with nephrotic syndrome (Minimal change disease). Patient underwent thromboembolectomy in the right axillary artery followed by anticoagulation therapy.

Cite this Research Publication : B. K. Brahmbhatt, Mathew, A., Rajesh, R., Kurian, G., and Unni, V. N., “Brachiocephalic artery thrombosis in adult nephrotic syndrome”, Indian Journal of Nephrology, vol. 21, pp. 204-207, 2011.

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