RENAL VEIN THROMBOSIS AT HIGH ALTITUDE

  • Abdul Rehman Arshad Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Farrukh Islam Combined Military Hospital Malir/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Mohsin Qayyum Combined Military Hospital Quetta/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
Keywords: antiphospholipid syndrome, thrombosis, haematuria

Abstract

Though risk of venous thromboembolism in increased at high altitude, involvement of renal veins is rare. A 27-year-old soldier was evacuated from a height of 18000 feet after developing flank pain and haematuria. Ultrasound showed an enlarged left kidney and lack of flow in proximal renal vein. CT scan confirmed the presence of renal vein thrombus. Serum IgM Anti β-2 Glycoprotein I antibodies, IgG Anti β-2 Glycoprotein I antibodies and IgM anticardiolipin antibodies were detectable and the former two were present after three months also. Secondary causes of antiphospholipid syndrome were excluded. He was started on low molecular weight heparin and is now on lifelong oral anticoagulation with warfarin.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Published
2021-01-27
How to Cite
Arshad, A., Islam, F., & Qayyum, M. (2021). RENAL VEIN THROMBOSIS AT HIGH ALTITUDE. PAFMJ, 71(Suppl-1), S283-85. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v71iSuppl-1.2444
Section
Case Reports

Most read articles by the same author(s)