Which physical findings are characteristic of postpartum septic pelvic thrombophlebitis?

Updated: Oct 11, 2019
  • Author: Andy W Wong, MD; Chief Editor: Bruce M Lo, MD, MBA, CPE, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM, FACHE  more...
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Patients with septic pelvic thrombophlebitis, although rare, may have palpable pelvic veins. These patients also have tachycardia that is out of proportion to the fever.


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