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Low specificity of the 125I-fibrinogen uptake test for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis in patients with erysipelas of the leg.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3188990     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The 125I-fibrinogen test was evaluated as a diagnostic tool for deep vein thrombosis in patients with erysipelas. In the investigated group of 43 patients, several showed an increased uptake that could not be verified by subsequent phlebography. The false positive test may have been caused by the local inflammatory process. The 125I-fibrinogen test seems to be too unspecific to be used for diagnosing deep vein thrombosis in this patient group.
B Lindblad; E Wallmark; D Bergqvist; S Cronberg
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta medica Scandinavica     Volume:  224     ISSN:  0001-6101     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Med Scand     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-12-16     Completed Date:  1988-12-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370330     Medline TA:  Acta Med Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-400     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Infectious Diseases, Malmö General Hospital, University of Lund, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Erysipelas / complications*,  diagnosis
False Positive Reactions
Fibrinogen / diagnostic use*
Middle Aged
Thrombophlebitis / etiology,  radionuclide imaging*
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