How is deep venous thrombosis (DVT) characterized?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Kaushal (Kevin) Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Of patients evaluated for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of the lower extremity, only a quarter of them have the disease. DVT is characterized by pain and swelling of the limb, which are not specific. Numerous patients with DVT are asymptomatic.


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