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PHLEBITIS Definition & Legal Meaning

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In medical jurisprudence. An inflammation of the veins, which may originate in septicemia (bacterial blood- poisoning) or pywmia (poisoning from pus), and is capable of being transmitted to other tissues, as, the brain or the muscular tissue of the heart. In the latter case, an inflammation of the heart is produced which is called “endocarditis” and which may result fatally. See Succession of Bidwell, 52 La. Ann. 744, 27 South. 2S1.


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