ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Incidence of deep vein thrombosis in patients with diabetic foot ulcers

Dairion Gatot , Dharma Lindarto, Andri I Mardia

Dairion Gatot
Division of Hematology and Oncology, department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan 20136, Indonesia. Email: dairion.gatot@usu.ac.id

Dharma Lindarto
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolic, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan 20136, Indonesia

Andri I Mardia
Division of Hematology and Oncology, department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan 20136, Indonesia
Online First: August 01, 2019 | Cite this Article
Gatot, D., Lindarto, D., Mardia, A. 2019. Incidence of deep vein thrombosis in patients with diabetic foot ulcers. Bali Medical Journal 8(2). DOI:10.15562/bmj.v%vi%i.1048


The mortality in type-II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients relates to the occurrence of thrombosis events in the peripheral vascular, one of which, diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). Theoretically, an increased tendency for thrombosis in patients with DFU will increase the incidence of thrombosis in the lower limbs that are part of the venous thromboembolism, also known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This research was a descriptive study, with a cross-sectional design, aimed to investigate the incidence of DVT in DFU patients in Haji Adam Malik Central General Hospital Medan from September to November 2017. A total sample of 45 patients diagnosed as T2DM with DFU, was selected to join the study based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. All subjects were asked for their consent before being included in the study. The data collected included patients’ personal information, complete diagnosis, hemostatic laboratory results, and doppler USG examination. All data were statistically processed using SPSS software. The results showed that the incidence of DVT in DFU patients was 93.3%  based on physical and radiological examination using doppler USG.

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