International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Mini Chapters | Medicine | Algeria | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023


Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Venous Thromboembolism

Faouzia Kambouche [2]


Abstract: Acute infections are among the risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE). The role of chronic infections such as active tuberculosis is poorly defined, although several case reports and case series have suggested a link association between tuberculosis and VTE. Respiratory infections are well known to increase the risk of venous thromboembolic (VTE) complications, comprising deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). The unexpected resurgence of tuberculosis (TB) in developed countries provided the rationale for evaluating VTE as a possible complication of TB; never the less, the topic has received little attention in the literature.


Keywords: Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Venous Thromboembolism, Acute infection


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,


Pages: 1891 - 1891


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