When to search for inhereted thrombophilia risk factors in children?

Authors: J. Blatný
Authors‘ workplace: Oddělení dětské hematologie, FN Brno, primář MUDr. J. Blatný, Ph. D.
Published in: Čes-slov Pediat 2012; 67 (1): 60-63.
Category: Actual Topic


Incidence of venous thromboembolic events (VTE) in children has increased significantly over last twenty years. Published data however suggest, that inhereted prothrombotic risk factors play less significant role in paediatric venous thromboembolism, than originally supposed. Inhereted risk factors alone are deemed to be responsible for less than 15% of VTE in children.

Author critically reviews international as well as Czech national recommendations on indication of inhereted prothrombotic risk factors assesment in children.

Key words:
children, thrombosis, prothrombotic risk factors, hormonal contraceptives


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