Protein S deficiency
In patients who are asymptomatic carriers of protein S deficiency, the goal of therapy is prevention of the first thrombosis. In such patients, drugs that predispose to thrombosis, including oral contraceptives should be avoided. If these patients require surgery or an orthopedic injury occurs, prophylaxis with heparin may become necessary.
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- Protein S Deficiency. University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign Hematology Resource Page. http://www.med.uiuc.edu/hematology/PtProtS.htm. Accessed 3/4/2013.
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