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Vol. 16 - Num. 63

Clinical Reviews

Pulmonary thromboembolism: a not so unexpected diagnosis

Jorge Olivares Ortiza, Gonzalo Botija Arcosb, M Rupérez Lucasc, F Cano Doraod

aPediatra. CS Barcelona. Móstoles. Madrid. España.
bSección de Gastroenterología, Hepatología y Nutrición. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Fundación de Alcorcón. Madrid. España.
cUnidad de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón. Alcorcón. Madrid. España.
dUnidad de Radiología. Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón. Alcorcón. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: J Olivares. E-mail: jorge.olivares@salud.madrid.org

Reference of this article: Olivares Ortiz J, Botija Arcos G, Rupérez Lucas M, Cano Dorao F. Pulmonary thromboembolism: a not so unexpected diagnosis. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2014;16:219-23.

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Abstract

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in childhood is uncommon and clinically variable. It is related to at least one risk factor (central venous catheter, bleeding disorders, trauma, surgery, malignancy or treatment with oral contraceptives). The symptoms of pulmonary embolism are variable and nonspecific. The goals of treatment are to prevent embolization and minimize complications. Due to the severity of VTE complications, we must be aware of this possible diagnosis in a patient with risk factors.

Keywords

Adolescent Oral hormonal contraceptives Thromboembolism

 

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