Not to be confused with lymphadenitis.
- Inflammation of deep dermal/subdermal lymphatic channels
- Usually due to inoculation of skin flora through wound or cellulitis
- Non-infectious lymphangitis much less common, typically due to malignancy
- Streaking erythema
- Tenderness to palpation
- +/- tender lymphadenopathy
Skin and Soft Tissue Infection
- Hidradenitis suppurativa
- Skin abscess
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Mycobacterium marinum
- Clinical diagnosis
- Depends on underlying case, but usually IV antibiotics, fluids, analgesia
- Depends on underlying cause.
- Does not require admission, per se, but increases its chances as a sign of infection potentially spreading systemically