The use of elastic compression stockings for post-thrombotic syndrome in a child Academic Article uri icon

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  • Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a potential complication following deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in children. Guidelines for management of PTS in children are non-existent. The absence of guidelines may limit the use of elastic compression stockings (ECS), offered for prevention and treatment of PTS in adults. We report the case of a 6-year-old, who developed PTS following a presumed line-related lower limb DVT, with dramatic improvement in functional status with ECS use. The presented case highlights the subtle nature of symptoms, potential benefits and limitations of ECS use for PTS, and current lack of evidence in children.


  • Biss, Tina T
  • Kahr, Walter HA
  • Brandão, Leonardo R
  • Chan, Anthony
  • Thomas, Karen E
  • Williams, Suzan

publication date

  • September 2009