Thrombophlebitis as a sign of DVT

I already knew (the hard way, having learned it as a result of a complaint some years back) that superficial thrombophlebitis can be a sign of DVT. However, I was surprised to read in this week’s BMJ the frequency with which this is the case; in up to 53% of patients (although with huge variation; figures could be as low as 5%) superficial thrombophlebitis coexists with DVT. I’m not sure how many of those would also have had clear DVT signs, but clearly I need to be careful about assessing STP patients.

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