Thrombophlebitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 07, 2018
  • Author: Padma Chitnavis, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is thrombophlebitis?

What is the role of hypercoagulable states in the pathophysiology of thrombophlebitis?

What are the classifications of inherited thrombophilia?

What is the prevalence of inherited thrombophilia?

What is the role of genetics in the pathophysiology of thrombophlebitis?

What is the role of inherited factor deficiency in the pathophysiology of thrombophlebitis?

What is the role of oral contraceptive use and estrogen replacement therapy in the pathophysiology of thrombophlebitis?

What is the role of tamoxifen in the pathophysiology of thrombophlebitis?

What is the role of pregnancy in the pathophysiology of thrombophlebitis?

What is the role of travel in the pathophysiology of thrombophlebitis?

What is the role of malignancy in the pathophysiology of thrombophlebitis?

What is the role of hospitalization in the pathophysiology of thrombophlebitis?

Which diseases are associated with thrombophlebitis?

What causes thrombophlebitis?

What is the prevalence of thrombophlebitis?

What is the racial predilection of thrombophlebitis?

What is the sexual predilection of thrombophlebitis?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of thrombophlebitis?

What is the prognosis of thrombophlebitis?

What is included in patient education about thrombophlebitis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of thrombophlebitis?

What are other procedures in gathering the clinical history of patients with thrombophlebitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of thrombophlebitis?

What are the possible complications of thrombophlebitis?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of thrombophlebitis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Thrombophlebitis?

Workup

Which lab tests are performed in the workup of thrombophlebitis?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of thrombophlebitis?

How is occult malignancy diagnosed in thrombophlebitis?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of thrombophlebitis?

Treatment

How is thrombophlebitis treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of thrombophlebitis?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with thrombophlebitis?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of thrombophlebitis?

How is thrombophlebitis prevented?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with thrombophlebitis?

Medications

Which medication are used in the treatment of thrombophlebitis?

Which medications in the drug class Anticoagulants are used in the treatment of Thrombophlebitis?