Article: article from journal or magazin.
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
La thrombose veineuse profonde chez l'adolescent [Venous thromboembolic disease in adolescents]
Revue médicale suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review - Publication Status: ppublish
Deep vein thrombosis in children and adolescents is a quite rare event. Risk factors most often associated with DVT in this particular population are: central vein catheters, neoplasia, vascular malformations and oral contraception. Diagnosis and management of DVT in adolescents does not differ greatly from that of adults. Compression ultrasound is the initial exam of choice. Hospitalization is often not necessary and treatment can be started by using low molecular weight heparin followed by oral anti-vitamin K antagonists. Thrombophilia screening is not routinely recommended and should be reserved for those patients for whom results would change therapeutical management.
Adolescent, Humans, Risk Factors, Thromboembolism
Last modification date