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DVT is the formation of blood clots in the deep veins of the body, commonly affecting the veins of the legs, pelvis, and arms. The risk factors for DVT are prolonged immobilization after surgery/hospitalization, Cancer, pregnancy, trauma, plasters of limbs, heart failure, etc. The affected limb is usually swollen and painful.
The diagnosis can be confirmed by the ultrasound study. Anticoagulant therapy is the mainstay treatment of DVT.
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