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Hypercoagulability in a patient with Marfan syndrome.
  1. J E Humphries,
  2. G A Stouffer,
  3. T E Kelly,
  4. C E Rose, Jr
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Box 34, Charlottesville 22908.


    A 39 year old man with Marfan syndrome presented with multiple pulmonary emboli and renal, hepatic, and splenic infarcts of unknown aetiology. The combination of thromboemboli and physical features initially suggested homocystinuria; however, laboratory examination showed no evidence for this disorder. Laboratory evaluation identified no coagulation abnormalities. This patient represents the unusual occurrence of hypercoagulability in a patient with Marfan syndrome.

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