Deep-vein thrombosis

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Etiology

Risk factors

  • Bed rest or immobility
  • Hypercoagulable state, eg, malignancy, nephrotic syndrome, inherited defect
  • Advanced age
  • Oral contraceptive use
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus or antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

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Last updated: December 1, 2014