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  1. Inflammation, especially when acute and severe.
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Examples from the Web for phlegmasia

Historical Examples

  • When it occurs there are the same symptoms of phlegmasia alba dolens in the upper extremity as have been mentioned for the lower.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • One other had swelled leg, or phlegmasia dolens, and one or two others did not recover as well as usual.

    Medical Essays

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

  • This is most often seen in puerperal women, and is known as phlegmasia alba dolens.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

  • Thrombosis of veins, as in phlegmasia alba dolens, occurs much more rarely than after typhoid fever.

  • This phlegmasia is distinguished from scarlet fever by its shorter duration and the absence of the efflorescence.