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Superficial Thrombophlebitis

A benign disorder characterized by erythema, tenderness, and edema along involved vein. Conservative therapy includes local heat, elevation, and anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin. More serious conditions such as cellulitis or lymphangitis may present similarly, but these are associated with fever, chills, lymphadenopathy, and red superficial streaks along inflamed lymphatic channels.

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