Which life-threatening condition must be differentiated from superficial thrombophlebitis?

Updated: Apr 17, 2019
  • Author: Khanjan H Nagarsheth, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Phlebitis that has progressed to involve any other deep veins (anterior or posterior tibial veins, proximal peroneal vein, popliteal vein, or femoral vein at any level) is a life-threatening condition that must not be confused with superficial venous thrombophlebitis.


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