In this small cohort of 46 patients with superficial venous thrombosis (SVT), all were assessed with bilateral lower extremity ultrasound, and 24% had asymptomatic concomitant DVT (73% in the affected leg, 9% in the contralateral leg, and 18% in both legs). Patients with SVT should also be assessed for DVT (abstract).
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.