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Sheeza Basharat
Sheeza Basharat4 months ago
Acute Lymphangitis

Acute Lymphangitis

It is acute bacterial infection of peripheral lymphatic channels.⠀ ⠀ ✅Most common cause is streptococci. ⠀ ⠀ ⏩Rare causes include staphylococcal infections, Pasteurella infections, Erysipelothrix, anthrax, herpes simplex infections, lymphogranuloma venereum, rickettsial infections, sporotrichosis, Nocardia infections, leishmaniasis, tularemia, Burkholderia infections, and atypical mycobacterial infections. ⠀ ⠀ ⏩Pathogen enters the lymphatic channels from an abrasion, wound, insect bite, or coexisting infection.⠀ ⠀ ⏩Signs and symptoms.⠀ ✅Red, irregular, warm, tender streaks develop on an extremity and extend proximally from a peripheral lesion toward regional lymph nodes, which are typically enlarged and tender.⠀ ⠀ ✅Systemic manifestations include fever, shaking chills, tachycardia, headache. ⠀ Leukocytosis is common.⠀ Bacteremia may occur.⠀ Rarely, cellulitis with suppuration, necrosis, and ulceration develops along the involved lymph channels as a consequence of primary lymphangitis.⠀ ⠀ ⏩Diagnosis of lymphangitis is clinical.⠀ ⠀ ⏩Treatment⠀ ✅Antibiotics

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