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How does an infection cause a thrombosis?

  1. May 23, 2010 #1
    Hello everyone,

    I saw this in something I read recently. The infection could cause thrombosis. Ok my question is if thrombosis is a blood clot that occludes a vessel, how does infection create one. If the blood vessel is damaged some how it is possible. Are they saying bacteria or something from the infection can damage blood vessels, how by their toxins? or is this caused by swelling? Also how does a thrombosis occur. I mean in animations I have seen when a vessel is damaged, fibrin and all close the gap nicely, what makes them overdo their stuff. Also this is just another general question, in infections is it mostly the bodies immune response (swelling) that is damaging more than the infection? Thanks a lot!!
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