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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Factor V Leiden (fvq 506) Is Common In A Brazilian Population|
|Abstract:||Resistance to activated protein C (APC) is the most common risk factor in venous thrombosis. A missense mutation in the factor V gene (factor V Leiden) is the molecular basis for this phenotype. Factor V Leiden was previously found in about 20% of unselected patients with thrombosis but also occurred in 3-5% of healthy Dutch controls. In the present study of Brazilian patients with venous thrombosis we also observed a frequency of 20% for this factor. In addition, in healthy Brazilian controls the frequency of the mutation was 2%. These data suggest that factor V Leiden has a similar distribution worldwide irrespective of the ethnic origin of the population.|
|Citation:||American Journal Of Hematology. , v. 49, n. 3, p. 242 - 243, 1995.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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