Risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism after acute infection in a community setting.

  title={Risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism after acute infection in a community setting.},
  author={Liam Smeeth and Claire Cook and Sara L. Thomas and Andrew J Hall and Richard Hubbard and Patrick J. T. Vallance},
  volume={367 9516},
BACKGROUND Acute infection increases the risk of arterial cardiovascular events, but effects on venous thromboembolic disease are less well established. Our aim was to investigate whether acute infections transiently increase the risk of venous thromboembolism. METHODS We used the self-controlled case-series method to study the risk of first deep vein thrombosis (DVT) (n=7278) and first pulmonary embolism (PE) (n=3755) after acute respiratory and urinary tract infections. Data were obtained… CONTINUE READING
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