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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

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
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With the exception of lymphangitic scarring of the drum maker's arm, the illnesses in both patients resolved without sequelae.
(74) This thickening is smooth and identical to that seen with interstitial pulmonary edema or lymphangitic spread of tumor.
showed that the patterns of pulmonary parenchymal growth of malignant pleural mesothelioma were directly subpleural, lymphangitic, and other [4].
Lymphangitic carcinomatosis may cause either beaded or smooth septal thickening.
In fewer than 10% of cases, localized lymphangitic spread is noted, with sporotrichoid lesions and lymphadenitis.
Surgical biopsies show fibrosis in a subpleural and lymphangitic distribution not characteristic of any of the other basic patterns of fibrosis.
A, Confluent granulomas tracking along a bronchovascular bundle demonstrating lymphatic/ lymphangitic localization.
These lymphangitic infiltrates eventually coalesce into masses that can efface the lung parenchyma and form nodules or display a diffuse pattern (Figure 1, a).
Lymphatic tumors (lymphangitic carcinomatosis) impair lung expansion and contraction, adding a component of restrictive lung disease to the lung impairment.
(101,104-107) Therefore, rigorous exclusion of lymphoma is required when lymphoid infiltrates are expansile or tumefactive and track along lymphangitic routes.
The bronchocentric cases may be accompanied by nonnecrotizing granulomas in a lymphangitic distribution.
Biopsy samples generally showed a plasma cell-rich lymphohistiocytic infiltrate with fibrosis in a lymphangitic distribution, increased numbers of IgG4-positive plasma cells on immunohistochemistry (range, 20-231 in 3 high-power fields), an increased IgG4 to IgG plasma cell ratio (range, 10%-72%), and involvement of both arteries and veins by intimal endothelial inflammation (Figure 1, a through g).