January 22, 1996

Venous Thrombosis and Tight Underwear-Reply

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Stamford, Conn

Arch Intern Med. 1996;156(2):214. doi:10.1001/archinte.1996.00440020124018

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In reply  Matarasso presents two cases of venous thrombosis associated with tight garments. He implies that this form of "tight wear" was a contributing or causative factor in the development of DVT in these patients. Although those individuals were at high risk for venous thrombosis, a direct relationship may have coexisted. Whether or not this is true, one should be alert to the possibility and the dread consequences that may result.

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