VENOUS THROMBOSIS AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH ANEMIA
E. Kurtalić, M. Dilić, S. Pehar and D. Kočo .
of Vascular Diseases, Clinical Center University of Sarajevo,
Bosnia and Herzegovina
In our daily work, we have noticed that many patients with deep
venous thrombosis (DVT) have some clinical or laboratory findings
of anaemia, compared to some other groups of patients. In the
literature, we have found only small number of articles describing
relationships between DVT and anaemia. Objective: The aim of our
work was to exactly check and evaluate relationships between DVT
and anemia compared with control group. Methods and material:
We have take laboratory findings from patients with DVT treated
in our clinic in period 12/1999-12/2000. Total count of patients
was 88 (M 47, F 41). Average age was 55 with SD 14,99. We have
compared this data with the same data from control group. As control
group, wa have take randomized group of patients with periferal
vascular disease (PVD) with the total count of 79 patients. We
also analysed some clinical variables, such location of thrombosis,
concomitant malignant disease, recurrent character of thrombosis,
response to therapy and other, to see if there are in some way
related with anemia. Results: We had 41 patients with iliacofemoral
thrombosis, 41 patients with crural thrombosis, 4 patients with
brachio-subclavial thrombosis and 2 patients with jugular thrombosis.
31 patients (40%) in group with DVT should be considered, in various
extents, as anaemic. On the other side, in the control group (patients
with PVD), only 7 patients (8 %) were anaemic.
Conclusion: We have found that, compared with the patients with
PVD, significantly higher percent of patients with DVT is considered
to be anemic.