Jeffrey R. Lisse, MD; Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD; Margaret Thurmond-Anderle, MD
To the editor: Deep venous thrombosis of the upper extremity, also known as the Paget-Schroetter syndrome, was first described in 1875. It is a relatively rare event, comprising 1% to 2% of all cases of deep venous thrombosis in most series (1, 2). Demeter and colleagues (1) reported the prevalence for the period of 1977 to 1980 at two primary care facilities. They found 16 cases, or 3.2 cases per year. Ameli and colleagues (3) found 20 cases from 1975 to 1984, or approximately 2 cases per year, at a university hospital.
We have noted 12 cases of deep venous
Lisse JR, Davis CP, Thurmond-Anderle M. Cocaine Abuse and Deep Venous Thrombosis. Ann Intern Med. ;110:571–572. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-110-7-571
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;110(7):571-572.
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