Pulmonary tuberculosis - An emerging risk factor for venous thromboembolism: A case series and review of literature


One-third of patients with symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) manifest pulmonary embolism, whereas two-thirds manifest deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Overall, 25%-50% of patients with first-time VTE have an idiopathic condition, without a readily identifiable risk factor, and its association with tuberculosis (TB) is a rare occurrence. Deep venous… (More)
DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.197110