Pediatrics & Therapeutics

Pediatrics & Therapeutics
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0665

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Melpomeni Bizhga

Department of ediatric ulmonology, Mother Teresa Hospital, Tirana, Albania

  • Case Report   
    Deficiency of Vitamin E and Dehydration as a Cause of Deep VenousThrombosis in a Child with Cystic Fibrosis
    Author(s): Virtut Velmishi* and Melpomeni Bizhga

    Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is caused by a blood clot that occurs in the deep venous system. DVTs are rare in they healthy children, but may occur more commonly in children that are hospitalized or have chronic diseases. Children with cystic fibrosis have a higher risk to develop deep vein thrombosis. Signs and symptoms of DVT include swelling, pain, and changes in skin color of the affected limb. Diagnosis of DVT is usually confirmed with an imaging test such as an ultrasound. Treatment for DVT includes waiting and watching to see what happens, medication, thrombolysis, or surgery. We describe a child with cystic fibrosis who presented a deep vein thrombosis of left leg as a cause of dehydration and vitamin E deficiency.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2161-0665.21.11.390

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