Definition of "Phlebitis"

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Phlebitis (aka venitis) is inflammation of a vein. It commonly occurs with thrombosis, when it is caled [superficialthrombophlebitis.

  • It usually occurs in the legs
  • It most commonly occurs in superficial veins
  • Probability the superficial thrombophlebitis will cause a clot to break and transport in pieces to the lung is very low, unlike DVT
See also
  • Arteritis
  • Vasculitis (category)

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