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Late symptoms after pregnancy-related deep vein thrombosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2340259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thromboembolism during pregnancy is a rare complication with a potential fatal outcome. Very little is known about long-term effects and therefore 104 women with thrombosis during pregnancy or puerperium were identified and their subjective complaints were assessed in a questionnaire. All had their thrombosis diagnosed by objective methods and the median follow-up time was 11 years. In spite of anticoagulant treatment only 22% were without complaints; 4% had ulceration, all occurring in the group with thrombosis during pregnancy. Significantly more women who had had their thrombosis during pregnancy used compression bandages than those who had their thrombosis during puerperium. The severity of the symptoms increased with the increasing number of thromboses. Anticoagulant therapy of the acute episode does not appear to alter the degree of long-term handicap in the lower limbs.
A Bergqvist; D Bergqvist; A Lindhagen; T Mätzsch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0306-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1990 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-06-27     Completed Date:  1990-06-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503752     Medline TA:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  338-41     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Lund, Malmö General Hospital, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular* / therapy
Puerperal Disorders / complications*,  therapy
Thromboembolism / complications*,  therapy
Thrombosis / complications,  therapy
Time Factors

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