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Volume 62 - 1999 - Fasc.2 - Case series

Thromboembolism in inflammatory bowel disease

Thromboembolism represents a severe complication of Mammatory bowel disease occurring in young patient, with active disease. Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are the most frequent thromboembolism manifestations. Arterial complications and unusual sites for thromboembolism are more rare. Overall, inflammatory bowel disease is a real prothrombotic state as almost all parameters of coagulation are enhanced. Anticoagulation during the episode of thromboembolism is mandatory, and sometimes may ameliorate the course of inflammatory bowel disease.