Septic thrombophlebitis

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Septic thrombophlebitis
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Septic thrombophlebitis is a skin condition that results in tender, swollen extremities with or without erythema.[1]


It can occur following throat infections, dental procedures, gingivitis, or central lines.[2] Following pregnancy septic pelvic thrombophlebitis may occur.[3]


Treatment may involve heparin.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. pp. 1380, 1383. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  2. ^ Kar, S; Webel, R (2014). "Septic thrombophlebitis: percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy and thrombolytic therapies.". American journal of therapeutics. 21 (2): 131–6. doi:10.1097/mjt.0b013e31822de6e3. PMID 22198069. 
  3. ^ Garcia J, Aboujaoude R, Apuzzio J, Alvarez JR (2006). "Septic pelvic thrombophlebitis: diagnosis and management". Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2006: 15614. doi:10.1155/IDOG/2006/15614. PMC 1581461Freely accessible. PMID 17485796. 
  4. ^ "Thrombophlebitis, Septic: eMedicine Emergency Medicine". Retrieved 2010-03-28.