Antithrombin III deficiency is a rare hereditary disorder that generally comes to light when a patient suffers recurrent venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Inheritance is usually autosomal dominant, though a few recessive cases have been noted.
The disorder was first described by Egeberg in 1965.
The patients are treated with anticoagulants or, more rarely, with antithrombin concentrate.
In renal failure, especially nephrotic syndrome, antithrombin is lost in the urine, leading to a
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