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Thrombophlebitis

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Topic updated on 05/24/16 12:53pm

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  • phlebitisIntroduction
    • inflammation of a superficial vein related to an underlying thrombus
    • caused by
      • S. aureus infection
      • IV drug introduction
      • carcinoma of the pancreatic head
        • thrombophlebitis can migrate
          • Trousseau's sign of malignancy (also known as Trousseau's syndrome)
        • hypercoagulability due to inflammatory substances produced by cancer
  • Presentation
    • pain when pressure applied to the vein
    • erythematous and edematous tissue above the vein


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