A stroke in a young girl on oral contraceptive pills with primary protein S deficiency

Shah, Krupa H and Bhat, Shashikala and Prabhu, Arvind N (2020) A stroke in a young girl on oral contraceptive pills with primary protein S deficiency. O&G Forum, 30. pp. 31-32. ISSN 1029-1962

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Cerebrovascular accidents at any age is a cause of concern. It is a condition frequently encountered at an old age. The reported frequency for young adults (<45 years) is between as 8.7% to 21% in hospital based studies. The stroke in a young adults have different profile of risk factors than found in old adults. The uncommon causes like coagulation disorders, pregnancy related disorders, systemic inflammatory conditions, illicit drugs, cardiac or vessel disorder should be considered along with the common risk factors of an old age stroke like atherosclerosis. It can result in long term morbidity at a time of decisive career moves and need by socio-familial members. Here, we present a case of cerebral infarction in a young girl who was on oral contraceptive pills for menstrual irregularity, found to have with protein S deficiency during evaluation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Maleka
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Neurology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2020 04:22
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2020 04:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/155818

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