Thrombophlebitis Associated With Vitamin E Therapy With a Commentary on Other Medical Side Effects

Roberts, H. J.
March 1979
Angiology;Mar1979, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p169
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the relationship of vitamin E to the onset of thrombophlebitis. Thrombophlebitis. A 59-year-old woman had been taking up to 1600 IU of vitamin E for years. She presented with discomfort and swelling of the lower extremities. Four weeks after reducing the dose to 400 IU daily, tenderness over the deep veins could be only minimally elicited. Increased deep venous resistance was confirmed by a marked diminution of segmental venous capacitance and maximum venous outflow in her plethysmographic study.


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