What is the prevalence of thrombophlebitis?

Updated: Aug 31, 2020
  • Author: Padma Chitnavis, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The approximate annual incidence of venous thromboembolism in Western society is 1 case per 1000 individuals. [89] The annual incidence of symptomatic venous thromboembolism is decreased compared with asymptomatic, at approximately 0.5 to 1.6 per 1000 individuals. [90] Exact frequency data for the general population are difficult to find. The frequency is influenced by the subgroups of patients studied. Patients with a prior superficial venous thrombosis are at increased risk for deep vein thrombosis. [91]  See Pathophysiology.


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