Alba Dolens: Clinique Medicale de l-Hotel-Dieude Paris, New Sydenham Society, London, UK, 1865.
A severe complication of acute DVT is phlegmasia
cerula dolens, commonly known as venous gangrene.
The fruits are used as a popular remedy for diarrhea or sligh phlegmasia
Alba Dolens, Clinique Medicale de l'Hotel Dieu de Paris, London, UK, 1865.
Less frequent manifestations of venous thrombosis include phlegmasia
alba dolens, phlegmasia
cerulean dolens (PCD), and venous gangrene.
Labelling patients as acute gout, acute phlegmasia
(deep vein thrombosis), acute sciatica, etc.
Some patients with severe DVT develop extremely swollen, painful legs--a condition called venous phlegmasia
. These patients are treated the same way patients with a stroke-causing clot are treated, with clot-busting medications such as tPA.