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Thrombophlebitis

  • Alternative Names

    Phlebitis


    Prevention

    Routine changing of intravenous (IV) lines helps to prevent thrombophlebitis related to IVs.

    If you are taking a long car or plane trip, walk or stretch your legs once in a while and drink plenty of liquids. Wearing support hose may help.

    If you are hospitalized, your doctor may prescribe medicine to prevent deep venous thrombosis.


    References

    Lim W, Crowther MA, Ginsberg JS. Venous thromboembolism. In: Hoffman R, Benz EJ, Shattil SS, et al, eds. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 135.

    DeLoughery TG. Venous Thrombotic Emergencies. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. August 2009;27(3).