Home | | Medical Surgical Nursing | Protein S Deficiency - Coagulation Disorders

Chapter: Medical Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Patients With Hematologic Disorders

| Study Material, Lecturing Notes, Assignment, Reference, Wiki description explanation, brief detail |

Protein S Deficiency - Coagulation Disorders

Protein S is another natural anticoagulant normally produced in the liver.

PROTEIN S DEFICIENCY

 

Protein S is another natural anticoagulant normally produced in the liver. APC requires Protein S to inactivate certain clotting fac-tors. When the level of Protein S is deficient, this inactivation process is diminished, and the risk for thrombosis can be increased. Like patients with Protein C deficiency, those with Protein S defi-ciency have a greater risk for recurrent venous thrombosis at a young age, as young as 15 years.

 

Study Material, Lecturing Notes, Assignment, Reference, Wiki description explanation, brief detail


Copyright © 2018-2020 BrainKart.com; All Rights Reserved. Developed by Therithal info, Chennai.