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Phlegmasia cerulea dolens

  • Alternative Names

    Phlegmasia alba dolens


    For information on treatment, see: Deep venous thrombosis

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    Expectations (prognosis)


    Continued clotting can lead to increased swelling. The swelling can interfere with blood flow. This complication is called phlegmasia alba dolens. It may lead to tissue death (gangrene) and the need for amputation.

    Calling your health care provider

    See immediate medical help if an arm or leg is severely swollen, blue, or painful.