How common is postthrombotic syndrome (PTS) in patients with symptomatic deep venous thrombosis (DVT)?

Updated: Jun 05, 2019
  • Author: Kaushal (Kevin) Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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With anticoagulation alone, as many as 75% of patients with symptomatic DVT present with PTS at 5-10 years. [40, 41] However, the incidence of venous ulceration is far less, at 5%. Of the half million patients with venous ulcers in the United States, 17-45% report having a history of DVT. [42]

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