Venous Thrombosis in Turner Syndrome

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Summary

In the literature, cases of thrombosis in the venous system have been described in girls and women with Turner syndrome. By screening a group of women with Turner syndrome, the researchers wish to find out if this condition is more frequent in this patient population.

Description

In the literature cases of thrombosis in the venous system has been described in girls and women with Turner syndrome. By screening a group of women with Turner syndrome we wish to find out if this condition is more frequent in this patient population. Participants are examined with screening blood tests evaluating thromboembolic disturbances.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Conditions

Thromboembolic Disease

Location

Medical Department M (Endocrinology and Diabetes), Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus
Aarhus C
Denmark
8000

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

University of Aarhus

Results (where available)

View Results

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