Deep venous thrombosis associated with pulmonary tuberculosis and transient protein S deficiency

Scand J Infect Dis. 2002;34(5):393-4. doi: 10.1080/003655402317406914.


Vascular complications associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection have rarely been reported in children. We describe a case of deep venous thrombosis of the left leg in association with pulmonary tuberculosis. The patient had transient protein S deficiency and anticardiolipin IgG and IgM antibodies were also present. The pathogenesis of the hypercoagulable state in tuberculosis is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Femoral Artery*
  • Humans
  • Iliac Vein*
  • Leg
  • Male
  • Protein S Deficiency / complications*
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / complications*
  • Venous Thrombosis / complications*