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Showing Morbidity Profile, n = 203 Complication/Morbidity Number of Patients Burst abdomen 9 Superficial dehiscence 43 Stitch sepsis 25 Urinary tract infection 9 Superficial thrombophlebitis 17 Faecal fistula 0
Superficial thrombophlebitis is uncomfortable but not dangerous.
Subcutaneous or superficial thrombophlebitis is the most common form of venous involvement, followed by the thrombosis in the deep veins (DVT) of the lower extremities.
These veins are also prone to the development of superficial thrombophlebitis, as well as occasional bleeding from superficial veins and thinning of the overlying skin.
Keywords: Chronic superficial thrombophlebitis, Clostridium difficile, hepatitis C, L-methionine, S-adenosyl-L-methionine
Carriers of 1691G>A FV are more likely to develop abnormal blood clots, which in extreme cases can cause deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism and superficial thrombophlebitis.
Mucocutaneous involvement in the form of oro-genital ulcers, erythema nodosum, papulo-pustular lesions and superficial thrombophlebitis are frequently found.
Patients with recurrent superficial thrombophlebitis may also benefit from testing for factor V Leiden mutation, and protein C and protein S testing may be beneficial for patients with warfarin skin necrosis, recurrent superficial thrombophlebitis, or neonatal purpura fulminans.
And some patients may develop a painful inflammation of the veins, called superficial thrombophlebitis, says Cleveland Clinic vascular specialist Douglas Joseph, MD, who adds that advanced cases of varicose veins can lead to ulceration and infection of the skin.
Lipodermatosclerosis is sign of severe end-stage venous insufficiency, and should be differentiated from scleroderma, cellulitis, superficial thrombophlebitis, and erythema nodosum.
The commonest complications include skin pigmentation and superficial thrombophlebitis.
The Australian Aethoxysklerol study reported no cellulitis in 16,804 legs injected with the sclerosing agent, and superficial thrombophlebitis occurred at a rate of 0.

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