A thrombotic storm
Dr. Damanti, Professor Bergamaschini
A 72-year-old woman was admitted to a Geriatric Rehabilitation Unit for prosthetic right leg training. She was a nulliparous widow without siblings. Her familiar history was negative for early cardiovascular events.
Her personal history was negative for smoking, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes and hypertension.
At the age of 21, after appendectomy, she developed a left saphenous thrombophlebitis, and since then she has suffered from chronic venous insufficiency with recurrent ulcers, often complicated by bacterial infections, for which she was treated with several antibiotics and with numerous skin grafts without achieving a complete resolution of the problem. At the age of 33, she underwent left saphenectomy, and at the age of 37 she developed a left femoral popliteal deep vein thrombosis which was treated with anticoagulants for a few months.
At the age of 64, a very wide left lower limb ulcerated lesion was investigated with a...
KeywordsAtorvastatin Ticlopidine Thrombophilia Arterial Thrombosis Indeterminate Colitis
Activated factor V
Activated factor VIII
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody
Complement component 3 (C3)
Complement component 4 (C4)
Extractable nuclear antigens
High density lipoprotein
High density lipoprotein cholesterol
Inflammatory bowel disease
Low density lipoprotein cholesterol
Activated partial thromboplastin time
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