phlegmasia


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phlegmasia

 [fleg-ma´zhah]
old term for inflammation.
phlegmasia al´ba do´lens phlebitis of the femoral vein, with swelling of the lower limb, usually without redness, a condition that sometimes follows childbirth or an acute febrile illness. Called also milk leg.
phlegmasia ceru´lea do´lens an acute fulminating form of deep venous thrombosis, with pronounced edema and severe cyanosis of the limb.

phleg·ma·si·a

(fleg-mā'zē-ă),
Obsolete term for inflammation, especially when acute and severe.
[G. fr. phlegma, inflammation]

phlegmasia

/phleg·ma·sia/ (fleg-ma´zhah) [Gr.] old term for inflammation.
phlegmasia al´ba do´lens  milk leg; phlebitis of the femoral vein with swelling of the leg, occasionally following parturition or an acute febrile illness.
phlegmasia ceru´lea do´lens  an acute fulminating form of deep venous thrombosis, with pronounced edema and severe cyanosis of the limb.

phlegmasia

inflammation.