How is thrombophlebitis treated?

Updated: Dec 10, 2018
  • Author: Nadia Jennifer Chiara Luca, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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Anticoagulation is indicated for any patient with a thrombotic episode and an underlying hypercoagulable state. This usually involves initial treatment with heparin with subsequent transition to warfarin.

Refer to Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome for details on treatment. Generally, anticoagulant prophylaxis is not indicated in the absence of a thrombotic event. No studies in the optimal management of pediatric patients with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome have been done. The adult literature suggests that patients with documented venous or arterial thrombotic events should be managed with warfarin. [46]

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