Volume : V, Issue : IX, September - 2015

A CHANGE IN TREND OF AGE RELATED DISTRIBUTION OF DVT

Dr Rakesh Rai A, Dr Priyatham Kamath, Dr Ramprakash, Dr Thomas Joe C

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Background: Numerous studies have shown that the incidence of DVT increases with increasing age. It is also said that the majority of cases have no readily identifiable risk factor. Objectives: To study the distribution pattern of DVT among the various age groups and to identify the importance of specific Risk Factors across the various age groups. Patients and Methods: Retrospective analysis of Medical Records of patients admitted at our Tertiary Care Centre for a time period of one year. Results: Contrary to the results of previous studies , we found a nearly equal distribution of DVT in the age groups between 20 – 70 years. More than 50% of patients with DVT have no readily identifiable risk factors. Conclusion: Age is not an important risk factor for development of DVT. There is a need for further evaluation of the Etiology of DVT as more than 50% of the patients in our study did not have a readily identifiable risk factor for the development of DVT.

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Dr Rakesh Rai A, Dr Priyatham Kamath, Dr Ramprakash, Dr Thomas Joe C A Change in Trend of age Related Distribution of Dvt Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.5, Issue : 9 September 2015


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