Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Skin Infection 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:

Conditions that may cause lymphangitis include:

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Last Updated: Apr 14, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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