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    Authors' Reply

    Dear Editor,

    We thank J. Kwan for his interest in our article. As he mentioned, we studied 203 patients aged 16 to 45 years using a standard protocol including blood tests, CT and/or MRI, 12 lead electrocardiography, and ultrasound examination of the brain supplying arteries. Additional investigations to rule out the presence of patent foramen ovale, vasculitis, cardiac arrhythmias, cervical artery dissections, et...

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    Thrombophilia screen should not be routinely performed
    • Joseph Kwan, Specialist Registrar in Geriatric Medicine

    Dear Editor,

    I read with interest the article by Nedeltchev et al. [1]. Using their standard protocol, thrombophilia screen only managed to identify 2 patients with Factor V Leiden deficiency and 1 patient with Protein C deficiency. Thrombophilia is well known to cause venous thrombosis but only very rarely associated with arterial occlusive disease in adulthood. In contrast, thrombophilia is significant...

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