Post-thrombotic syndrome (also called postphlebitic syndrome) is a
complication of a blood clot that forms in a deep vein. Post-thrombotic syndrome
occurs because of damage to the vein caused by the blood clot
Post-thrombotic syndrome can be a long-term problem that lasts for years. It can cause sores that are painful and hard to treat.
The symptoms include:
Brownish discoloration of the
Itching, swelling, slow-healing sores, and pain in the
Fragile skin on the area that bruises easily. The skin may be
dry and may peel.
Compression stockings may be used to reduce swelling and relieve symptoms.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, MD - Hematology
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