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Central Nervous System Infections 

Central Nervous System Infections
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Central Nervous System Infections
Author(s):

Pritish K. Tosh

and M. Rizwan Sohail

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190464868.003.0041
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date: 19 October 2019

Thrombophilia refers to the tendency for thromboembolism (ie, having risk factors for thromboembolism), which may be inherited or acquired. The presence of increasing numbers of risk factors further increases the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Antiphospholipid antibodies (lupus anticoagulant, anticardiolipin antibodies, and anti–β‎2-glycoprotein I antibodies) and hyperhomocysteinemia are risk factors not only for VTE but also for arterial thrombosis.

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