Definition of Lymphangitis

1. Noun. Inflammation of a lymph vessel.

Generic synonyms: Inflammation, Redness, Rubor

Definition of Lymphangitis

1. Noun. Inflammation of the lymphatic channels, the result of infection at a site distal to the channel. ¹

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Medical Definition of Lymphangitis

1. Inflammation of a lymphatic vessel or vessels. Acute lymphangitis may result from spread of bacterial infection (most commonly beta haemolytic streptococci) into the lymphatics, manifested by painful subcutaneous red streaks along the course of the vessels. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lymphangitis

lymphangioma xanthelasmoideum
lymphangitic lung metastases
lymphangitis (current term)
lymphangitis carcinomatosa
lymphangitis epizootica
lymphatic angina
lymphatic diseases
lymphatic dissemination theory of endometriosis
lymphatic duct
lymphatic follicles of larynx
lymphatic follicles of rectum
lymphatic irradiation
lymphatic leukaemia
lymphatic metastasis

Literary usage of Lymphangitis

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1. Infections of the Hand: A Guide to the Surgical Treatment of Acute and by Allen Buckner Kanavel (1921)
"lymphangitis may be of two types, superficial and deep. ... When it does, however, it develops as a complication of superficial lymphangitis or as a ..."

2. A Handbook of Uterine Therapeutics and of Diseases of Women by Edward John Tilt (1881)
"lymphangitis.—Transparent and invisible to the naked eye, the lymphatics were the ... The slightest cervical lesion may set up lymphangitis in congested ..."

3. A Text-book on surgery by John Allan Wyeth (1890)
"lymphangitis. THE pathological conditions in inflammation of the lymphatic vessels closely resemble those of the veins, with which they are intimately ..."

4. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1907)
"The case shows the possibility of primary epizootic lymphangitis of the nasal fossa: and of the sinuses. The skin showed no disease. ..."

5. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"STUDIES ON EPIZOOTIC lymphangitis IN THE SUDAN By FI AWAD Research Division, Ministry of Animal Resources, Khartoum, Sudan INTRODUCTION Epizootic ..."

6. Tropical Diseases: A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates by Patrick Manson (1900)
"lymphangitis is a common occurrence in all forms of filarial disease, particularly in elephantiasis, ... lymphangitis may be confined to groin glands ..."

7. The venereal diseases, including stricture of the male urethra by Edward Lawrence Keyes (1881)
"The lymphangitis of Chancroid, Inflammatory and Virulent, and its Treatment. ... A superficial lymphangitis is the cause of these phenomena; ..."

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