Septic Thrombophlebitis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 05, 2021
  • Author: JE Robyn Hanna, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

The differential diagnosis for peripheral, IVC, and SVC phlebitis includes the following:

  • Cellulitis

  • Deep venous thrombosis

The differential diagnosis for pelvic phlebitis, ovarian phlebitis, and pyelophlebitis includes the following:

  • Septic abortion

  • Acute appendicitis

  • Cholangitis

  • Cholecystitis

  • Intra-abdominal infection

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease

  • Postpartum infections

The differential diagnosis for Lemierre disease includes the following:

  • Peritonsillar abscess

  • Pharyngitis

  • Soft tissue neck abscess

The differential diagnosis for dural vein thrombophlebitis includes the following:

  • Meningitis

  • Hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke

  • Severe sinusitis

Differential Diagnoses