Bacterial Lymphangitis Underlying Cause
Bacteria, such as streptococcus or staphylococcus, are the most common causes of lymphangitis. Lymphangitis from bacterial infections may occurs after an injury to the skin.
Skin injuries that may lead to lymphangitis include:
- Animal bites
- Cat scratches:
- Marine stings
- Puncture wounds
Conditions that may cause lymphangitis include:
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