What are possible complications of superficial thrombophlebitis?

Updated: Apr 17, 2019
  • Author: Khanjan H Nagarsheth, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Complications in superficial thrombophlebitis include the following:

  • Extension into the deep venous system
  • Hyperpigmentation over the affected vein
  • Persistent, firm nodule in subcutaneous tissues at the site of the affected vein
  • Conversion to suppurative thrombophlebitis

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