Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Septic Thrombophlebitis Treatment

Treatment for septic thrombophlebitis usually includes rest, elevation of the arm or leg, warm compresses, antibiotics, and blood thinners (heparin). Treatment for severe septic thrombophlebitis may also require surgery.

Treatment options for septic thrombophlebitis include:

Septic Thrombophlebitis Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat septic thrombophlebitis:

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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