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Prevention of Postoperative Deep Venous Thrombosis in Legs by Orally administered Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate

Br Med J 1974; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5923.94 (Published 13 July 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;3:94
  1. A. E. Carter,
  2. R. Eban

    Abstract

    In a series of patients given hydroxychloroquine sulphate by mouth before and after major surgery the incidence of deep venous thrombosis in the legs, as assessed by iodine-125-tagged fibrinogen scanning and venography, was reduced to 5% compared with an incidence of 16% in a similar untreated group of patients.