The Use of Rivaroxaban for Unprovoked Pulmonary Embolism in the Setting of Antithrombin Deficiency

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Cureus. 2020 Jun 11;12(6):e8560. doi: 10.7759/cureus.8560.


A 24-year-old woman with antithrombin (AT) deficiency presented with right-sided pleuritic chest pain of five days duration with diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) made at an outside hospital. After discussion of treatment options with the patient, her treatment was changed to rivaroxaban protocol. The case illustrates an appropriate treatment plan for patients with AT deficiency presenting with unprovoked PE, especially when prioritizing ease of use.

PMID:32670697 | PMC:PMC7358900 | DOI:10.7759/cureus.8560

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