Popliteal arterial thrombosis in nephrotic syndrome: a case report

Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives. 2017;7(1):34-36 DOI 10.1080/20009666.2017.1286814


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Journal Title: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives

ISSN: 2000-9666 (Online)

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group

Society/Institution: Greater Baltimore Medical Center

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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Niranjan Tachamo (Reading Health System)

Rashmi Dhital (Universal College of Medical Sciences)

Bidhya Timilsina (Reading Health System)

Salik Nazir (Reading Health System)

Saroj Lohani (Reading Health System)

Dilli Ram Poudel (Reading Health System)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 17 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Thrombosis is a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with nephrotic syndrome (NS). Though venous thromboses are common in NS, arterial thromboses are relatively rare. Commonly involved arteries include coronary, iliac, femoral, renal, cerebral, pulmonary, mesenteric, and axillary arteries, and the aorta. Arterial thromboses are associated with poor prognosis; treatment options are limited and patients may not always be amenable to treatment. We present the case of a 39-year-old female with NS who presented with thigh pain and was found to have sub-acute popliteal artery thrombosis.