Open Access Case Report

Deficiency of Vitamin E and Dehydration as a Cause of Deep Venous Thrombosis in a Child with Cystic Fibrosis

Melpomeni Bizhga1 and Virtut Velmishi2*

1Service of Pediatric Pulmonology, Mother Teresa Hospital, Albania

2Service of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Mother Teresa Hospital, Albania

Corresponding Author

Received Date: December 04, 2020;  Published Date: January 08, 2021


Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is caused by a blood clot that occurs in the deep venous system. DVTs are rare in healthy children but may occur more commonly in children that are hospitalized or have chronic diseases. Children with cystic fibrosis have a higher risk to develop deep vein thrombosis. Signs and symptoms of DVT include swelling, pain, and changes in skin color of the affected limb. Diagnosis of DVT is usually confirmed with an imaging test such as an ultrasound. Treatment for DVT includes waiting and watching to see what happens, medication, thrombolysis, or surgery. We describe a child with cystic fibrosis who presented a deep vein thrombosis of left leg as a cause of dehydration and vitamin E deficiency

Keywords: Deep vein thrombosis; Cystic fibrosis; Vitamin E

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