Which risk factors for superficial thrombophlebitis can be identified with lab testing?

Updated: Apr 17, 2019
  • Author: Khanjan H Nagarsheth, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Schönauer et al reported a high factor VIII concentration to be an independent risk factor for superficial thrombophlebitis. [17] In another study, de Godoy and Braile reported that 5.5% of patients with repetitive superficial thrombophlebitis were positive for protein S deficiency. [18] Other authors have reported that factor V Leiden and the prothrombin gene mutation significantly increase the risk of superficial thrombophlebitis.


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