What conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of superficial thrombophlebitis?

Updated: Apr 17, 2019
  • Author: Khanjan H Nagarsheth, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of superficial thrombophlebitis include the following:

  • Cellulitis
  • Deep venous thrombosis (DVT)
  • Lymphangitis
  • Neuritis
  • Ruptured medial head of the gastrocnemius
  • Tendonitis
  • Baker cyst
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Hematoma
  • Lipodermatosclerosis
  • Lymphedema
  • Postphlebitic syndrome
  • Septic thrombophlebitis
  • Varicosities

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