Cirrhosis and deep vein thrombosis

The Bottom Line: Prevalence of deep vein thrombosis in patients with liver cirrhosis was 4.7% Deep vein thrombosis is not rare in cirrhotic patients with coagulopathy.

Lesmana CR, Inggriani S, Cahyadinata L, Lesmana LA. Deep vein thrombosis in patients with advanced liver cirrhosis: a rare condition? Hepatol Int. 2010 Jan 30;4(1):433-8.

Patients with liver cirrhosis are generally considered to be auto-anticoagulated. However, deep vein thrombosis has been reported in patients with liver cirrhosis. The study objective is to know the prevalence of DVT among cirrhotic patients and to compare clinical pictures between cirrhotic patients with and without DVT.

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