A young man with deep vein thrombosis, hyperhomocysteinemia and cobalamin deficiency

Wong, Camilla L.; Van Spall, Harriette G. C.; Hassan, Khalid A.; Coret-Simon, Judith; Sahlas, Demetrios J.; Shumak, Steven L.
January 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/29/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 3, p279
Academic Journal
The article discusses the medical case of a young man who is diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis, hyperhomocysteinemia and cobalamin deficiency in Canada. The patient has undergone magnetic resonance imaging of the brain which reveals atrophic changes, and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) sequences that shows diffuse hyperintense signal changes in the periventricular and deep subcortical. The patient is also given an anticoagulation therapy involving cobalamin injections, which plays a vital role in the synthesis of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).


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