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septic phlebitis

septic phlebitis in Medicine

septic phlebitis n.
Inflammation of a vein resulting from bacterial infection.

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  • septic phlebitis causes pyemia, and the infected clots of pyemia cause phlebitis.

  • Like other pyogenic infections, it may terminate in pyæmia, as a result of septic phlebitis in the marrow.

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