CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 274-276

Homocysteinemia-induced upper-extremity deep-vein thrombosis: A sinister at high altitude


1 Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Siachen Military Hospital, Ladakh, India
2 Department of Medicine, Siachen Military Hospital, Ladakh, India
3 Department of Aviation Medicine, Siachen Military Hospital, Ladakh, India
4 Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Saurabh Sud
Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Siachen Military Hospital, Ladakh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijves.ijves_112_20

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Hyperhomocysteinemia is a rare condition which predisposes to arterial and venous thrombosis. Plasma homocysteine levels are influenced by many genetic factors and environmental factors. Increased levels of homocysteine at high-altitude areas (HAA) can predispose to upper-extremity deep-vein thrombosis (UEDVT). Therefore, awareness by the medical authorities regarding this entity at HAA as a sole cause of UEDVT needs to be established. Prompt reduction in the homocysteine level can be therapeutic as well as prophylactic in preventing the morbidity.


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