Published: 7 November 2014
Author(s): Ana Faceira, André Silva-Pinto, Sofia Pereira
Section: Internal Medicine Flashcard

A 94year-old Caucasian woman presented to the Emergency Department with right inferior limb oedema. Erythema, pallor and pain were not present neither other signs nor symptoms. The patient had multiple comorbidities namely hypertension, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, dementia and chronic obstipation. She was on furosemide, irbesartan, digoxin, clopidogrel and laxatives. The venous Doppler ultrasound showed no signs of deep venous thrombosis. However, it suggested indirect signs of upstream venous compression.


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