Septic Thrombophlebitis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: May 18, 2017
  • Author: Nicholas J Connors, MD; 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