Deep Vein Thrombosis & Thrombophlebitis

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Deep Vein Thrombosis and Thrombophlebitis

Phlebitis, the Inflammation of a vein, can mask symptoms of other disorders. Thrombophlebitis refers to a blood clot causing the inflammation. Phlebitis can be superficial, in the skin, or deep, in the tissues beneath the skin. The diagnosis of superficial phlebitis can be made based on physical examination.

Conditions that mimic phlebitis include cellulitis (superficial skin infection), insect bites, or lymphangitis (swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes) and can be distinguished by obtaining a careful medical history and physical examination by Dr. Kimmel. Sometimes, a biopsy of the skin or an ultrasound may be required to help establish the definite diagnosis.

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