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Classification and external resources
ICD-10 I89.1
ICD-9 457.2
DiseasesDB 29093
eMedicine ped/1336
MeSH D008205

Lymphangitis is an inflammation of the lymphatic channels[1] that occurs as a result of infection at a site distal to the channel. The most common cause of Lymphangitis in humans is Streptococcus Pyogenes (Group A strep). Lymphangitis is also sometimes called "blood poisoning."

For discussion of the condition in horses, see Equine Lymphangitis.

Signs and symptoms include a deep reddening of the skin, warmth, lymphandentitis, and a raised border around the affected area. The person may also have chills and a high fever along with moderate pain and swelling. A person with lymphangitis should be hospitalized and closely monitored by medical professionals.[2]

Lymphangitis is the inflammation of the lymphatic vessels/channels.This is characterized by certain inflammatory conditions of the skin caused by bacterial infections.Thin red lines may be observed running along the course of the lymphatic vessels in the affected area, accompanied by painful enlargement of the nearby lymph nodes.

See also


  1. ^ lymphangitis at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  2. ^ Prentice, Arnheim's Principles of Athletic Training, 12th edition, pg. 988.


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