oa South African Medical Journal - Venous. thrombo-embolism and raised alpha-1-antitrypsin levels - A possible causal relationship between excessive neutral protease inhibition and defective granulocyte-induced fibrinolysis

Volume 59, Issue 19
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The finding of 4 cases of venous thrombosis in patients with raised serum a1-antitrypsin (AAT) levels has focused attention on the role of the inhibitors of leucocyte protease on granulocyte-induced fibrinolysis.

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