Superficial phlebitis occurs typically in the superficial veins of the lower extremities. Phlebitis may be associated with varicose veins, vein trauma, venous stasis, superficial thrombophlebitis, Behçet syndrome, thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger disease), and Mondor syndrome.
Treatment is geared toward alleviating symptoms and preventing thrombus formation and movement into the deep venous system.
I80.9 – Phlebitis and thrombophlebitis of unspecified site
61599003 – Phlebitis
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