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Lymphangitis

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Inflammatory process involving lymphatic channels of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. It is most often due to streptococcal infection, but Staphylococcus aureus is occasionally implicated, too. Acute lymphangitis follows cutaneous injury or infection and presents as a tender red streak ascending the arm or leg from a site of injury. Associated symptoms include tender, enlarged, draining regional lymph nodes, fever, and malaise.

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Lymphangitis

UMLS

Inflammation of lymphatics, Lymphangitides, Lymphangitis, Lymphangitis, NOS

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