Increased Risk of Blood Clots in Immune Diseases

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Increased Risk of Blood Clots in Immune Diseases

Postby Shayk » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:13 am

Hi all

This popped up on Pub Med today--link is to full article.

Risk of venous thromboembolism in people admitted to hospital with selected immune-mediated diseases: record-linkage study

Significantly elevated risks of VTE were found, in all three populations studied, in people with a hospital record of admission for autoimmune... multiple sclerosis,........

Seems like good info to have even if it's not good news....

Take care all

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Postby cheerleader » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:12 pm

Thanks, Shayk. As we learned thru Marie's experience with angioplasty on this site, those with RA and MS are at a higher risk for clotting and coagulation issues which could lead to thromboembolism. Inactivity is also linked to this problem. This is why Dr. Dake started testing D-dimer in patients BEFORE angioplasty, and why I encourage all who seek CCSVI treatment to know their coagulation status before angio. The good news in this study is that MS had a bit lower risk of VTE than lupus and RA.

from the paper cited:
For example, there were 81,950 people in the MS cohort of whom 1,509 had an admission for VTE (1.8%) during the 10-year period covered by the study. As an approximation, in people with MS there was one case of VTE per 264 person-years at risk.

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