During a 5-year period 131 patients with symptomatic deep venous thrombosis of the lower extremities (DVT) were identified in a black Caribbean population.
Eighty-one patients (61%) had objective evidence (ascending venography), while in 39% the diagnosis was based on clinical findings only.
The overall annual incidence rate for definite DVT was 11 per 100,000 person years; there was a steep increase with age in both sexes.
Proximal DVT was present in 69% of patients.
Swelling (92%), pain on palpation (89%) and tenderness (87%) were the most frequent symptoms, while immobilization (43%) and varicosities (42%) were the most frequent risk factors; DVT was rare during pregnancy (1 in 15,000 deliveries).
Mots-clés Pascal : Thrombose profonde, Veine, Membre inférieur, Incidence, Evolution, Petites Antilles Néerlandaises, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Négroïde, Epidémiologie, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Veine pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Deep vein thrombosis, Vein, Lower limb, Incidence, Evolution, Netherlands Antilles, West Indies, Central America, America, Negroid, Epidemiology, Human, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease, Venous disease
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Cote : 94-0048550
Code Inist : 002B12B03. Création : 199406.