What is the role of D-dimer in the evaluation of superficial thrombophlebitis?

Updated: Apr 17, 2019
  • Author: Khanjan H Nagarsheth, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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D-dimer is a unique degradation product produced by plasmin-mediated proteolysis of cross-linked fibrin that is often measured in the evaluation for DVT and pulmonary embolism (PE). However, it is of little clinical use for detecting thrombophlebitis. [19]


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