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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Obsolete term for inflammation, especially when acute and severe.
[G. fr. phlegma, inflammation]
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