Recent respiratory infection and risk of venous thromboembolism: case–control study through a general practice database

@inproceedings{Clayton2011RecentRI,
  title={Recent respiratory infection and risk of venous thromboembolism: case–control study through a general practice database},
  author={Tim C Clayton and Marion Gaskin and Tom W. Meade},
  booktitle={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND The association between respiratory infection and risk of heart attacks and strokes is well established. However, less evidence exists for an association between respiratory infection and venous thromboembolism (VTE). In this article, we describe the associations between respiratory infection and VTE. METHODS All cases aged ≥18 years of first-time diagnosis of deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) were identified together with single-matched controls from a primary… CONTINUE READING
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