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Isolated Homocysteinemia Leading to Thromboembolism in Young Male with Normal Vitamin B12 and Folate Levels



Abstract

Pulmonary embolism (PE) with isolated homocysteinemia is a rare disease. The diagnosis demands a proper clinical workup. Timely diagnosis can prevent complications and provide a better quality of life for the patient. We present a young man with homocysteinemia with deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, and normal vitamin B12 and folate levels despite being treated with rivaroxaban.



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Isolated Homocysteinemia Leading to Thromboembolism in Young Male with Normal Vitamin B12 and Folate Levels


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Waleed Sadiq Corresponding Author

Internal Medicine, Shifa International Hospital

Madeeha Subhan

Capital Hospital Islamabad, Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad


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Human subjects: Consent was obtained by all participants in this study. Conflicts of interest: In compliance with the ICMJE uniform disclosure form, all authors declare the following: Payment/services info: All authors have declared that no financial support was received from any organization for the submitted work. Financial relationships: All authors have declared that they have no financial relationships at present or within the previous three years with any organizations that might have an interest in the submitted work. Other relationships: All authors have declared that there are no other relationships or activities that could appear to have influenced the submitted work.


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Isolated Homocysteinemia Leading to Thromboembolism in Young Male with Normal Vitamin B12 and Folate Levels

  • Author Information
    Waleed Sadiq Corresponding Author

    Internal Medicine, Shifa International Hospital

    Madeeha Subhan

    Capital Hospital Islamabad, Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad


    Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

    Human subjects: Consent was obtained by all participants in this study. Conflicts of interest: In compliance with the ICMJE uniform disclosure form, all authors declare the following: Payment/services info: All authors have declared that no financial support was received from any organization for the submitted work. Financial relationships: All authors have declared that they have no financial relationships at present or within the previous three years with any organizations that might have an interest in the submitted work. Other relationships: All authors have declared that there are no other relationships or activities that could appear to have influenced the submitted work.

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    Published: December 22, 2017

    DOI

    10.7759/cureus.1978

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    Sadiq W, Subhan M (December 22, 2017) Isolated Homocysteinemia Leading to Thromboembolism in Young Male with Normal Vitamin B12 and Folate Levels. Cureus 9(12): e1978. doi:10.7759/cureus.1978

    Publication history

    Received by Cureus: August 07, 2017
    Peer review began: December 18, 2017
    Peer review concluded: December 18, 2017
    Published: December 22, 2017

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    Sadiq et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Abstract

Pulmonary embolism (PE) with isolated homocysteinemia is a rare disease. The diagnosis demands a proper clinical workup. Timely diagnosis can prevent complications and provide a better quality of life for the patient. We present a young man with homocysteinemia with deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, and normal vitamin B12 and folate levels despite being treated with rivaroxaban.



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Waleed Sadiq, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Shifa International Hospital

For correspondence:
waleedsadiq01@gmail.com

Madeeha Subhan, MBBS

Capital Hospital Islamabad, Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad

Waleed Sadiq, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Shifa International Hospital

For correspondence:
waleedsadiq01@gmail.com

Madeeha Subhan, MBBS

Capital Hospital Islamabad, Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad