Monday, 14 October 2013

Phlebitis - scan needed to select correct treatment

Phlebitis is a very mis-used word - and leads to incorrect treatments. Antibiotics are NOT the right treatment for phlebitis.

Phlebitis can cause a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or potentially fatal pulmonary embolism (PE) and so now new guidelines from the UK and USA are out to make sure people get the right treatment.

Before the correct treatment can be selected, it is essential to have a duplex ultrasound scan:
  1.  To confirm the diagnosis of phlebitis
  2. To see the extent of the clot
  3. To choose the optimal treatment
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