Seasonal variation in deep vein thrombosis

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7040.1227a (Published 11 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1227

Fatal pulmonary embolism is increased in both autumn and winter

  1. T M Allan,
  2. A S Douglas
  1. Honorary research fellow Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen AB9 1FX
  2. Retired assistant director, Grampian blood transfusion service Wellcome Research Library, Aberdeen University Medical School, Aberdeen AB9 2XD

    EDITOR,—Henri Bounameaux and colleagues state that “two previous reports…suggested an increased incidence in winter of fatal pulmonary embolism…but the conclusions were derived from small numbers.”1 In fact, however, there have been at least 23 reports,2 3 4 5 …

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