migrating phlebitis


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migrating phlebitis

[mī′grāting]
Etymology: L, migrare, to wander; Gk, phleps, vein, itis, inflammation
a form of phlebitis characterized by inflammation in one part of a vein and, after remission, in another part of the vein.

migrating phlebitis

A transitory phlebitis that appears in a portion of a vein and then clears up, only to reappear later in another location.
See also: phlebitis
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