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  1. Prevalence of 20210 A allele of the prothrombin gene in venous thromboembolism patients.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    The 20210 A allele variation in the 3'-untranslated region of the prothrombin gene was recently identified as a risk factor as regards deep venous thrombosis.

    Aim

    To assess the frequency of the variation in unselected patients with a proven venous thromboembolism (VTE).

    Methods

    The presence of the prothrombin variation was determined in all consecutive patients referred from July 1994 to August 1997 for a clinical suspicion of VTE, and in whom the diagnosis was confirmed.

    A control group consisted of bone marrow volunteer donors.

    Results

    Of the 366 patients included, 17 (4.6%) were carriers of the 20210 A allele (95% CI, 2.4% to 6.7%). The mutation was present in 1.0% of the 40 () controls.

    Odds ratio for having VTE in the presence of the 20210 A allele was 4.8 (95% CI, 1.5 to 19.8).

    Forty-six (12.5%) patients had the mutation of the factor V gene and five (1.4%) patients shared both mutations.

    After excluding the carriers of the factor V mutation, odds ratio for having VTE in the presence of the 20210 A allele was 3.7 (95% CI, 1.1 to 13.6).

    Mean age at admission as well as mean age of the first VTE episode were both significantly higher in patients free from the two mutations studied, as compared to carriers of the 20210 A allele (p=0.04 and 0.01, respectively).

    Conclusion

    Our findings in a large series of patients (1) confirm the 20210 A allele prothrombin gene as a risk factor for VTE. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Thrombose, Veine, Thromboembolie, Prothrombine, Facteur V Leiden, Variant génétique, Homme, Prévalence, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Registre, France, Europe, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Veine pathologie, Génétique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Thrombosis, Vein, Thromboembolism, Prothrombin, Factor V Leiden, Genetic variant, Human, Prevalence, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Register, France, Europe, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease, Venous disease, Genetics

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    Cote : 98-0381940

    Code Inist : 002B19C. Création : 25/01/1999.