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Niger J Clin Pract. 2016 Mar-Apr;19(2):290-2. doi: 10.4103/1119-3077.175966.

Phlegmasia cerulea dolens in a long distance driver.

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Department of Internal Medicine, University of Botswana and Princess Marina Hospital, Gaborone, Botswana.

Abstract

Phlegmasia cerulea dolens (PCDs) is a rare and serious complication of massive deep venous thrombosis of the lower extremities, which has a high mortality rate. It is characterized by the sudden onset of severe leg pain, massive edema, cyanosis, venous gangrene, compartment syndrome and arterial compromise, often followed by pulmonary embolism and death. We report one case of a long distance driver who presented with PCDs, complicated by fatal pulmonary embolism.

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26856297
DOI:
10.4103/1119-3077.175966
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