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Familial antithrombin III deficiency and Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia.
  1. M D Creagh,
  2. I F Roberts,
  3. D J Clark,
  4. F E Preston
  1. Department of Haematology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.


    A 10 year old girl presented with a massive femoral vein thrombosis associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia. Subsequently type I familial antithrombin III deficiency was diagnosed. It is suggested that prophylactic measures aimed at preventing thrombosis should be considered in acutely ill subjects with infection and familial thrombophilia.

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