Importance of the familial factor in varicose disease. Clinical study of 134 families.

@article{CornuThnard1994ImportanceOT,
  title={Importance of the familial factor in varicose disease. Clinical study of 134 families.},
  author={Andr{\'e} Cornu-Th{\'e}nard and Pierre Boivin and J M Baud and Isabelle de Vincenzi and Patrick Henri Carpentier},
  journal={The Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology},
  year={1994},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={318-26}
}
BACKGROUND The role of heredity in the development of varicose veins of the lower limbs has been raised many times in the literature. When evaluating this role, most authors only question the patients, without examining their relatives. As shown in other papers, the subjectivity of this type of data throws doubt on the results. OBJECTIVE This problem was evaluated by means of a prospective study based on clinical examination of all immediate family members. METHODS In the case-control study… CONTINUE READING

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