PHILIP M. GOTTLIEB, M.D.; DAVID TURNOFF, M.D.; JOSEPH J. ZIMMERMAN, M.D.; WILLIAM D. CHAMBLIN, M.D.
Idiopathic thrombophlebitis migrans is relatively uncommon. Swirsky and Cassano1 in 1943 found 100 cases with only four autopsy reports in the literature. In a later review, Fischer2 in 1946 found a total of 114 cases, including six which he reported. Approximately 40 per cent of patients with thromboangiitis obliterans present a superficial thrombophlebitis at some time during the course of the disease.3 Other instances of thrombophlebitis associated with systemic disease (scarlet fever,4 pneumonia,5 frostbite,6 and the like) are also well identified.The following case seems to be an example of a primary thrombophlebitic process affecting the veins without evidence of concurrent
GOTTLIEB PM, TURNOFF D, ZIMMERMAN JJ, CHAMBLIN WD. IDIOPATHIC THROMBOPHLEBITIS MIGRANS WITH UNUSUAL MANIFESTATIONS1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:1275–1284. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-5-1275
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(5):1275-1284.
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