Incidence of the MTHFR polymorphisms in patients with varicose veins

Ekim M., Ekim H.

HIPPOKRATIA, vol.21, no.4, pp.175-179, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : HIPPOKRATIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-179


Background: Varicose vein disease is one of the most common inherited disorders worldwide that causes mental, cosmetic, medical, and socio-economic problems. Varicose vein formation is thought to be multifactorial and often develops through the interaction of environmental and genetic risk factors. Its incidence displays a trend parallel to the distribution of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T polymorphism worldwide. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence of MTHFR C677T and A1298C mutations in Turkish patients with varicose veins.