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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 82-83

A case of pulmonary thromboembolism secondary to hyperhomocysteinemia

Department of General Medicine, MR Medical College, Kalaburagi, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Rishika Reddy
Department of General Medicine, M R Medical College, Kalaburagi, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/AJIM.AJIM_19_19

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Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) affects hemostasis and shifts its balance in favor of thrombosis. HHcy can be a potential cause of unprovoked pulmonary thromboembolism, which may be a sole manifestation rather than typical multisystem involvement of the disease. Here, we report a rare case of a 56-year-old male presented with sudden onset of breathlessness, unexplained tachycardia, hypoxemia, who was diagnosed as a case of pulmonary embolism secondary to HHcy without any evidence of deep vein thrombosis.

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