Title

Pulmonary emboli: an unusual presentation

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The majority of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolus occur in older adults with cardiovascular risk factors. The case study presented is significant because it involves a 23-year-old African male who presented at our federally qualified health center after he was discharged from the hospital with a second episode of pulmonary embolus and a non-occlusive thrombus in his right common femoral vein. His only risk factors were his ethnicity and inconclusive lupus anticoagulant test result.

Keywords

pulmonary embolus; deep vein thrombosis; young African male; antiphospholipid antibodies; lupus anticoagulant

Disciplines

Nursing

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