Recurrent thrombophlebitis due to protein C deficiency after splenectomy for immune thrombocytopenic purpura

Acta Haematol. 1989;82(3):154-5. doi: 10.1159/000205366.


A young woman with recurrent thrombophlebitis following splenectomy for immune thrombocytopenic purpura and two cesarian sections was found to carry a protein C deficiency. This pathology should be considered in any patient with recurrent thromboembolism even when predisposing factors such as pregnancy and postoperative state may by themselves be responsible for such manifestations.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Protein C Deficiency*
  • Purpura, Thrombocytopenic / surgery*
  • Recurrence
  • Splenectomy / adverse effects
  • Thrombophlebitis / etiology*