Superficial vein thrombosis is an integral part of venous thromboembolism (VTE) together with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). The incidence of SVT is 1.6 per 1000 persons per year. The incidence of DVT is about 1.0 per 1000 persons per year in the general population, 1.8 per 1000 persons per year at age 65 to 69 years and 3.1 per 1000 persons per year at age 85 to 89 years.
Citation: Michiels JJ, Strijkers R, Michiels JM, Moossdorff W, Lao M, et al. (2015) Complete Compression Ultrsonography, Clinical Score, Underlying Risk Factors and D-Dimer Testing for Objective Evidence Based Diagnosis and Exclusion of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Alternative Diagnoses in the Primary Care and Hospital Setting. J Hematol Thromb Dis 3:193. doi: 10.4172/2329-8790.1000193