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DVT Ethiopia

A Gebremedhin, M Shamebo
A five-year prospective study designed to obtain information on the demographic characteristics, risk factors and complications of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in sixty six Ethiopians is reported. There were 44 females and 22 males with a female to male ratio of 2:1. Their age ranged between 13 and 80 (mean = 34 +/- 12.8) years. Fifty one subjects (77%) were below the age of 41 years. Sixty three cases (95%) presented with lower and three with upper limb DVT. In 26 females (40%) pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions such as childbirth, abortions and Caesarean section were the risk factors for their DVT...
July 1998: East African Medical Journal
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