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can superficialthrombophiltis kill you?

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Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Rheumatology 37 years experience
Very unlikely: Dangerous complications of thrombophlebitis such as pulmonary emboli, are much more common when deep veins are involved. Superficial thrombophlebitis is painful, but seldom dangerous.

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