Trousseau syndrome is recurrent migratory thrombophlebitis associated with visceral cancer (usually pancreatic).
Superficial thrombophlebitis can often be distinguished from cellulitis on the basis of history (recent intravenous catheter site) and physical exam (palpable induration or cord in the area of a vein).
Superficial thrombophlebitis on the chest with enlarged veins is sometimes called Mondor disease.
I80.9 – Phlebitis and thrombophlebitis of unspecified site
2477008 – Superficial thrombophlebitis
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls
- Cellulitis / erysipelas
- Arthropod bite or sting
- Mycobacterium marinum infection
- Deep venous thrombosis / thrombophlebitis
- Herpesvirus infections (herpes simplex virus, herpetic whitlow, zoster) may demonstrate lymphangitic streaking
- Contact dermatitis (allergic, irritant)
- Eosinophilic cellulitis
- Fixed drug eruption
- Necrotizing fasciitis
- Postphlebitic (thrombotic) syndrome
- Soft tissue injury
- Septic thrombophlebitis
- Erythema nodosum
- Lyme disease
- Tinea corporis
- Varicose veins
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