Welcome to case 39, a short case exploring DVT/PE management. Sound dull? Well, we’re going to show you why it’s not just a DVT.
This case is particularly aimed at:
- General medics
- Medical students
- Nursing students
- Acute medicine practitioners of all stripes.
So, here we go…
A 76 year old man is referred to the Acute Medical Unit/A&E by his GP. He presented with 3 days of progressive leg swelling and pain. His leg looks like this:
You are asked to see and assess him.
What will you do next?
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