A 40-year-old male asked:
i had 3 to 4 blood clots in lungs and hospital did a test to see why i had them fibringen antithrombin iii protein c protein c antigen all high?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Craig MacArthur answered
33 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Not the cause of PE: Pulmonary embolism (pe) is an abnormal clot. Your docs are looking for cause. Fibrinogen is an acute phase reactant and is not likely a cause of your clot. Low protein c and low at-iii can contribute to pe; however your values are high and therefore did not contribute to your pe. I am sure your docs are looking for other causes. Good luck.
Answered on Mar 16, 2014
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