Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in People with Epilepsy

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The risk of venous thromboembolism in people with epilepsy is comparable to those with cancer.

This study evaluates the association between risk of venous thromboembolism and epilepsy compared to people with migraine. 

Gabriel U. Martz, MD, of the department of neurosciences at the Medical University of South Carolina, and colleagues, found that the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) among people with epilepsy (PWEs) had not been previously reported. The researchers note that standard VTE prevention methods may increase the risk of complications in this population. This statewide study assessed the risk of VTE in people with epilepsy.

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