Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Chronic Phlebitis Incidence

Facts about thrombophlebitis:

  • Thrombophlebitis occurs in about 88 out of every 100,000 people who have an intravenous line.

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Last Updated: Jul 25, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Chronic Phlebitis References
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  2. Schonauer V, Kyrle PA, Weltermann A, Minar E, Bialonczyk C, Hirschl M, Quehenberger P, Schneider B, Partsch H, Eichinger S. Superficial thrombophlebitis and risk for recurrent venous thromboembolism. J Vasc Surg. 2003 Apr;37(4):834-8. [12663985]
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