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Seasonal variations of deep vein thrombosis and its influence on the location of the thrombus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12182906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The role of season as a predisposing factor for the development of deep vein thrombosis is controversially discussed. We analysed retrospectively seasonal variations in the occurrence of deep vein thrombosis of the leg in 905 patients between 1996 and 2000. Additionally, we evaluated the relationship between the season and the location of the thrombus. Our study revealed that the frequency of deep vein thrombosis of the leg was significantly higher during the winter half than during the summer half (p < 0.001). Regarding the seasonal variation of the location of the thrombus, distal deep vein thrombosis was more frequent during the winter half while proximal deep vein thrombosis was diagnosed more often during the summer half of the year. In conclusion, we suggest that the season has an influence on the development of deep vein thrombosis in the leg as well as on the location of the thrombus.
Astrid M Fink; Wolfgang Mayer; Andreas Steiner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thrombosis research     Volume:  106     ISSN:  0049-3848     ISO Abbreviation:  Thromb. Res.     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-16     Completed Date:  2003-03-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326377     Medline TA:  Thromb Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-100     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Department of Dermatology, Wilhelminenspital, Montleartstrasse 37, A-1160 Vienna, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Austria / epidemiology
Disease Susceptibility
Leg / blood supply
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Thrombophlebitis / epidemiology*,  ultrasonography

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