Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 317--319

Pulmonary thromboembolism in a patient with myotonic dystrophy type 1


Joong-Yang Cho1, So-Young Seo2, Yong-Jin Cho1, Keun-Sik Hong1, Hee Kyung Park1, Ju Hyun Lee3, Sung-Soon Lee3 
1 Department of Neurology Ilsan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, South Korea
2 Department of Neurology, Raphael geriatric Hospital, South Korea
3 Department of Internal Medicine Ilsan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, South Korea

Correspondence Address:
Sung-Soon Lee
Department of internal medicine, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Inje University, 2240 Daewha-dong, Ilsan-seogu, Goyang-city, Gyeonggi-do, 411-706
South Korea

Thromboembolism is a rare complication in patients with myotonic dystrophy. While immobilization of patients with advanced disease predisposes to high risk for venous thromboembolism, hypercoagulability could account for venous thromboembolism in patients without impaired mobilization. We report a patient with myotonic dystrophy type 1 who developed pulmonary thromboembolism unrelated to immobilization.


How to cite this article:
Cho JY, Seo SY, Cho YJ, Hong KS, Park HK, Lee JH, Lee SS. Pulmonary thromboembolism in a patient with myotonic dystrophy type 1.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2012;15:317-319


How to cite this URL:
Cho JY, Seo SY, Cho YJ, Hong KS, Park HK, Lee JH, Lee SS. Pulmonary thromboembolism in a patient with myotonic dystrophy type 1. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Apr 23 ];15:317-319
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