Higher prevalence of thrombophilia in patients with varicose veins and venous ulcers than controls.

@article{Darvall2009HigherPO,
  title={Higher prevalence of thrombophilia in patients with varicose veins and venous ulcers than controls.},
  author={Katy A L Darvall and Rachel Clare Sam and Donald J. Adam and Stanley H Silverman and Christopher Fegan and Andrew W Bradbury},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={1235-41}
}
BACKGROUND Uncontrolled studies suggest that patients with chronic venous ulceration (CVU) have an increased prevalence of thrombophilia, similar to that observed in patients with deep vein thrombosis. This study compared the nature and prevalence of thrombophilia in patients with varicose veins (VV, CEAP clinical [C] grade C(2) to C(3)) and patients with CVU (C(5) to C(6)) with an age- and sex-matched population without clinical or duplex ultrasound evidence of venous disease. METHODS Twenty… CONTINUE READING