When are anticoagulants indicated for the treatment of superficial thrombophlebitis?

Updated: Apr 17, 2019
  • Author: Khanjan H Nagarsheth, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Anticoagulants are usually not indicated in superficial thrombophlebitis unless the process extends into the deep venous system [23] or persistent inflammation is present in an affected area. [24]


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