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Risk of venous thromboembolism in people admitted to hospital with selected immune-mediated diseases: record-linkage study

Sreeram V Ramagopalan, Clare J Wotton, Adam E Handel, David Yeates and Michael J Goldacre*

BMC Medicine 2011, 9:1  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-9-1

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Antiphospholipid syndrome is an important confounder

Cristian Baicus   (2011-01-11 10:41)  Colentina Hospital, Bucharest, Romania email

An important confounder, not mentioned in the discussion section, is the antiphospholipid syndrome, which is the main cause of VTE, at least in collagen-vascular diseases (especially in SLE).

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