REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 101-104

A Brief Review of Deep Vein Thrombosis in Pediatric Patients


1 Department of Vascular Surgery, Citizens Hospital, Serilingampally, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Vascular Surgery, Bidar Medical College, Karnataka, India

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Abhijit S Nair
Department of Vascular Surgery, Citizens Hospital, Serilingampally, Hyderabad, Telangana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0820.166935

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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) that develops in a hospitalized pediatric patient can has serious consequences. Prophylactic strategies with unfractionated or low molecular weight is not practised in children like it is practised by clinicians in adults. It is important to identify high-risk pediatric patient who has risk factors for developing DVT, so as to prevent in-hospital morbidity, mortality and increased hospital stay.


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