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glossary:post_thrombotic_syndrome [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||The complications that may follow deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The complications after [[glossary:DVT]] may include persistent [[edema]] (swelling), pain, purpura (bleeding into the skin), increased skin pigmentation, eczematoid (eczema-like) dermatitis, pruritus (itchiness), ulceration, and [[glossary:cellulitis]] (bacterial infection just below the [[glossary:skin]]). All of these complications result from the impaired return of blood through the veins of the lower leg to the heart. Also called the postphlebitic syndrome.|
|+||Common Misspellings: post-thrombotic syndrone |