[Pelvic and femoral vein thrombosis in childhood]

Monatsschr Kinderheilkd. 1988 Jul;136(7):397-9.
[Article in German]


Deep venous thromboses in the lower extremities were observed in three boys aged 8, 10, and 12 years. In one case, it must have originated from circulatory depression during diabetic ketoacidosis. In two children, osteomyelitis was detected in the proximity; they developed septic pulmonary embolism. Osteomyelitis and septic arthritis as possible cause or consequence should be actively looked for in septic thromboembolism.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Diabetic Coma / complications
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis / complications
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Osteomyelitis / complications
  • Phlebography
  • Pulmonary Embolism / etiology
  • Thrombophlebitis / etiology*