Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in patient with multiple sclerosis: Case report Multipl Skleroz Zemininde Gelişen Derin Ven Trombozu ve Pulmoner Tromboemboli


Erdem A. Y. , Kaçar D., Yarali N. , Baǧci S., Tunç B.

Turkiye Klinikleri Pediatri, vol.26, no.2, pp.79-84, 2017 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5336/pediatr.2016-52047
  • Title of Journal : Turkiye Klinikleri Pediatri
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-84
  • Keywords: Multiple sclerosis, Pulmonary embolism, Risk factor, Venous thromboembolism

Abstract

Thrombosis in children is increasingly recognized and its morbidity and mortality is high. In children, greater than 90% of venous thromboembolism (VTE) has an association with inherited or acquired prothrombotic risk factors. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune, inflammatory neurological disease of the central nervous system, destroying the myelin and the axons to varying degrees. Intravenous corticosteroids are useful in reducing the severity and duration of relapses of multiple sclerosis. Here we present an adolescent boy with MS, VTE and pulmonary thromboembolism and we describe our successful anticoagulant and thrombolytic therapy with prophylaxis.