Two Cases of Young Females Suffering From Stroke with Protein S Deficiency
Young stroke or stroke with undetermined cause is an interesting phenomenon. Though in the absence of any epidemiological study, or available statistical data, true prevalence or incidence of these types of clinical problems in our country cannot be determined, there is a growing concern among the clinicians about the emergence of such diseases in ourpopulation. There is even less familiarity of us with the protein S and problems arising from its deficiency. Though its role is well established in causing thrombophilia derived venous thrombosis, in recent days it has been implicated and recognized as an important factor causing arterial thrombosis and diseases like strokes, especially in the young. We present here two cases of young strokes, both females, who got admitted into same Medicine Unit in Dhaka Medical College Hospital within a year and subsequently, after exclusion of every possible typical and atypical causes, were found with Protein S deficiency.
Bangladesh J Medicine Jan 2015; 26 (1) : 39-42