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Thrombophilia is a condition that presents an increased risk of blood coagulation. It is not a recently discovered condition, however, with medical advances, it is now possible to detect several types of thrombophilia resulting in more accurate diagnosis and correct therapy. Predisposition to thrombophilia may either be inherited or acquired.
The causes of inherited thrombophilia include:
The types of acquired thrombophilia are:
Pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of clotting. For this reason, women with a family history of thrombophilia should be screened for the condition with the necessary tests. Furthermore, all women with previous miscarriages should be tested as well, even in the absence of family history.
Thrombophilia may be the cause of the following pregnancy complications:
Pregnant women with APS syndrome are more likely to present pre eclampsia, delayed fetal development and premature delivery (before 37 weeks gestation). Most of these complications are likely to be caused by clots that limit the blood flow into the placenta.
Thrombophilia is usuallly treated with low dose aspirin and anticoagulant therapy that is usually continued post delivery.
The thrombophilia screen that should be incorporated in the prenatal checks and include the following tests:
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