Pulmonary emboli: an unusual presentation
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.
pulmonary embolus; deep vein thrombosis; young African male; antiphospholipid antibodies; lupus anticoagulant
Alpert, P. T.,
Gatlin, P. K.
Pulmonary emboli: an unusual presentation.
Home Health Care Management & Practice, 28(2),