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lymphangitis

 [lim″fan-ji´tis]
inflammation of a lymphatic vessel.

lym·phan·gi·tis

(lim'fan-jī'tis),
Inflammation of the lymphatic vessels.
[lymphangio- + G. -itis, inflammation]

lymphangitis

/lym·phan·gi·tis/ (lim″fan-ji´tis) inflammation of a lymphatic vessel or vessels.lymphangi´tic

lymphangitis

[lim′fanjī′tis]
Etymology: L, lympha + Gk, angeion, vessel, itis
an inflammation of one or more lymphatic vessels, usually resulting from an acute streptococcal infection of one of the extremities. It is characterized by fine red streaks extending from the infected area to the axilla or groin and by fever, chills, headache, and myalgia. The infection may spread to the bloodstream. Penicillin and hot soaks are usually prescribed; aseptic technique is important to avoid contagion.
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Streptococcal lymphangitis

lymphangitis

Inflammation of the lymphatic vessels. See Sclerosing lymphangitis.

lym·phan·gi·tis

(lim'fan-jī'tis)
Inflammation of the lymphatic vessels.
Synonym(s): lymphangiitis.
[lymphangio- + G. -itis, inflammation]

lymphangitis

Inflammation of lymphatic vessels, usually caused by virulent organisms, often STREPTOCOCCI (see STREPTOCOCCUS). Lymphangitis causes conspicuous red streaks under the skin with fever and general upset. The condition indicates a potentially dangerous infection and calls for urgent antibiotic treatment.

Lymphangitis

Inflammation of the lymphatic vessels. It often occurs together with lymphadenitis.
Mentioned in: Lymphadenitis

lymphangitis

inflammation of lymphatic vessels; characterized by tenderness and inflammation of overlying tissue (i.e. visible red streak overlying lymphatic vessel that drains infected distal area)

lymphangitis (limˈ·fan·jīˑ·tis),

n an inflammation of at least one lymphatic vessel within the body that is typi-cally caused by an acute streptococcal infection in one of the extremities. Fine red streaks that extend from the area of infection to the groin or axilla, headache, fever, chills, and myalgia are some indications.

lymphangitis

inflammation of a lymphatic vessel. It is a common finding in diseases of animals, and is of particular importance in horses because of the need to differentiate causes from glanders, and in cows because of the importance of this lesion in bovine tuberculosis.

epizootic lymphangitis
see epizootic lymphangitis.
mycotic lymphangitis
see bovine farcy.
sporadic lymphangitis
a noninfectious disease of horses, characterized by an acute onset of severe swelling in a hindleg, with lymphangitis, three-legged lameness and great distress. Incomplete recovery leads to extensive fibrosis of the entire limb. The disease is thought to be an extension from a pre-existing lymphadenitis and lymphangitis.
streptococcal lymphangitis
occurs in young foals and is caused by Streptococcus zooepidemicus. It presents as an ulcerative lymphangitis.
ulcerative lymphangitis
a mildly contagious disease of horses and cattle caused principally by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. It is a lymphangitis of the lower limbs, marked by the presence of ulcers which discharge green pus.
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Ulcerative lymphangitis. By permission from Knottenbelt DC, Pascoe RR, Diseases and Disorders of the Horse, Saunders, 2003