Lymphangitis acuta L03.9

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

acute lymphangitis; Blood poisoning; Lymphatic vessel inflammation; Popular: blood poisoning

Definition
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Inflammation of the superficial lymph vessels after the spread of bacteria in the draining lymph vessels with possible swelling of the regional lymph nodes.

Etiopathogenesis
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Injury with bacterial skin infection.

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Clinical features
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Red, pressure-painful stripe on the skin in the course of the lymph channels.

Differential diagnosis
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Therapy
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Immobilise, moist compresses with antiseptic additives such as quinolinol (e.g. quinosol 1:1000), R042. Broad-spectrum antibiotics such as oxacillin (e.g. InfectoStaph) 2-3 g/day i.v. or p.o. in 2-3 ED over 10 days, depending on the initial clinical situation.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020