Which factors affect the selection of treatment for septic thrombophlebitis?

Updated: Oct 05, 2021
  • Author: JE Robyn Hanna, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Sites of septic thombophlebitis are in part explained by Virchow's triad the conditions leading to thrombis: Venous stasis, hypergoagulability, and inflammation. Some of the more common sites of septic thrombophlebitis are more prone to venous stasis or local inflammation due to adjecent infection are explained by anatomy. [2] The approach to treatment of septic phlebitis depends on which structures are involved, the underlying etiology of the phlebitis, the causative organisms, and the patient's underlying physiology. 


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