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Thrombophlebitis

Thrombophlebitis VASCULAR DISEASE JAMA PATIENT PAGE The Journal of the American Medical Association Superficial Deep Vein Thrombophlebitis Thrombosis lood clots can form in arteries or veins. When inflammation due to a blood clot occurs in a vein, it is called thrombophlebitis. B Thrombophlebitis usually occurs in the veins of the legs. Rarely, it can occur in the veins of the arms or neck. Superficial (on the surface) thrombophlebitis occurs in the visible veins just under the skin. The area of inflammation is usually reddened, tender, and warm Femoral Vein to the touch and can be painful. The extremity may swell and fever Great Saphenous may occur. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is more dangerous than Vein superficial thrombophlebitis. Deep venous thrombosis often cannot Blood be seen or felt by the individual. Swelling of the extremity or fever Clot Superficial may alert a person to the presence of a DVT, especially if risk factors Veins for DVT exist. Pulmonary embolism, a condition that can be fatal, results from a DVT that becomes loose in the venous system and travels to the lungs. There, it blocks proper blood flow to the lungs and decreases oxygen levels in the body. The July 26, 2006, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Thrombophlebitis

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VASCULAR DISEASE JAMA PATIENT PAGE The Journal of the American Medical Association Superficial Deep Vein Thrombophlebitis Thrombosis lood clots can form in arteries or veins. When inflammation due to a blood clot occurs in a vein, it is called thrombophlebitis. B Thrombophlebitis usually occurs in the veins of the legs. Rarely, it can occur in the veins of the arms or neck. Superficial (on the surface) thrombophlebitis occurs in the visible veins just under the skin. The area of inflammation...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2006 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.296.4.468
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16868304
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VASCULAR DISEASE JAMA PATIENT PAGE The Journal of the American Medical Association Superficial Deep Vein Thrombophlebitis Thrombosis lood clots can form in arteries or veins. When inflammation due to a blood clot occurs in a vein, it is called thrombophlebitis. B Thrombophlebitis usually occurs in the veins of the legs. Rarely, it can occur in the veins of the arms or neck. Superficial (on the surface) thrombophlebitis occurs in the visible veins just under the skin. The area of inflammation is usually reddened, tender, and warm Femoral Vein to the touch and can be painful. The extremity may swell and fever Great Saphenous may occur. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is more dangerous than Vein superficial thrombophlebitis. Deep venous thrombosis often cannot Blood be seen or felt by the individual. Swelling of the extremity or fever Clot Superficial may alert a person to the presence of a DVT, especially if risk factors Veins for DVT exist. Pulmonary embolism, a condition that can be fatal, results from a DVT that becomes loose in the venous system and travels to the lungs. There, it blocks proper blood flow to the lungs and decreases oxygen levels in the body. The July 26, 2006,

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Published: Jul 26, 2006

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