What do the symptoms of phlebitis look like?



Phlebitis is an itis (inflammation) of a phleb (vein). Typically the symptoms of phlebitis are those of inflammation and include pain, swelling, warmth, and redness. It can sometimes be hard to tell the difference between phlebitis and a skin infection. Ultrasound can help sort this out and also make sure that the phlebitis doesn't extend into a deep vein with a clot.
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This is a photographic of superficial phlebitis: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=phlebitis&qs=IM&form=QBIR&pq=phlebitis&sc=8-9&sp=1&sk=#view=detail&id=F3350318979CC3985F9A12B429C10F4A9E2CDBF2&selectedIndex=24
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