Last updated:10-15-2008
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Definition and cause

Phlebitis covers an inflammation of a vein (a vein). In the vein inflammation raises up, and inside of the tank will be uneven. This makes the blood more easily pile up, and formed a blood clot (thrombophlebitis).

Inflammation is usually a response to direct damage to the vein. It is seen as the result of medical treatment with drugs through a vein (eg. By drop), where the plug has damaged vein, or where the injected drug has caused an inflammatory response.

Thrombophlebitis seen too often in connection with varicose vein where the blood easier hardening, as it does not run as fast through the veins as usual. The mode can also be caused by diseases such as cancer or polyarteritis nodosa.

Flebitter is mostly in the outer veins, including the name superficial årebetændelse. The outer veins are predominantly in the hands, forearms, feet and shin. Hit the superficial veins of the legs shine. In women seen anything mode more often than in men.

Symptoms of superficial årebetændelse

The symptoms usually develops over 24 to 48 hours, and they are aware that the vein becomes red and sore. Åren becoming hard, and it was sore to the touch. There may be slight fever. There is often varicose vein in the area.

Treatment and progress

The condition is usually benign and require no treatment other than to calm the irritated vein. The course lasts for more than a few weeks, and may want. accelerated with inflammation retardants, for example. ibuprofen or aspirin.

The doctor may choose to give blood tablets or ointment.

Is the state the second underlying disease, the risk of recurrent thrombophlebitis often be increased.

In severe cases where blood clots spread to the deep veins, vascular surgery can be envisaged.




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