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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 ​
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