Published in Health and Medicine Week, October 6th, 2003
"In a retrospective study of 190 women with a first history of venous thromboembolism during pregnancy and the. puerperium and 190 age-matched women with at least one prior pregnancy and no history of venous thromboembolism, the individual probability of thrombosis was determined," researchers in Germany reported.
"Assuming an overall risk of 1 in 1500 pregnancies, the probability of pregnancy-related thrombosis in carriers of homozygous factorV Leiden was 1 in 80 (odds ratio 20.6, p=0.005) and among carriers of combined heterozygous factor V Leiden and heterozygous...
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