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Antithrombin deficiency

Kenneth A Bauer, MD
Section Editor
Lawrence LK Leung, MD
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Jennifer S Tirnauer, MD


Deficiency of antithrombin (AT; antithrombin III) can be inherited or acquired. In some patients, AT deficiency can be associated with an increased risk of thromboembolism. The availability of plasma-derived AT concentrates and recombinant AT has made it possible to replace AT, but the appropriate clinical uses of these products remain unclear. This topic discusses the causes, evaluation, and management of inherited and acquired AT deficiencies.

Additional topic reviews discuss other inherited thrombophilias and their management.

Factor V Leiden mutation – (See "Factor V Leiden and activated protein C resistance".)

Prothrombin mutation – (See "Prothrombin G20210A mutation".)

Protein S deficiency – (See "Protein S deficiency".)


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