- Lymphangitis symptoms
- Lymphangitis reasons
- Treatment of the Lymphangitis
The lymphangitis is the secondary nonspecific inflammation of absorbent vessels complicating the course of various inflammatory diseases.
Depending on caliber of the struck vessel the lymphangitis happens:
Superficial (mesh) and deep. If the inflammation arises around a lymphatic trunk then there is a perilymphangitis.
Clinical picture. At a mesh lymphangitis the expressed erubescence without clear boundary is observed; the mesh drawing of skin in a reddening zone is defined. At a deep lymphangitis the dermahemia has an appearance of the separate strips going from the inflammation center to a zone of the next lymph nodes. When pressing painful consolidations on the course of absorbent vessels are noted. Nearby lymph nodes are increased, dense, painful. If deep ways of a lymph drainage are involved in process of an inflammation, erubescence is absent. There is affected extremity pain, swelled, morbidity and early emergence of elephantiasis. The perilymphangitis is shown by sites of consolidation of soft tissues on the course of absorbent vessels.
The lymphangitis most often proceeds against the background of high temperature of a body (to 39-40 degrees C), being followed by a fever, weakness, a headache, perspiration. In blood tests the leukocytosis is found.
The most frequent activator is golden staphylococcus. Contaminated wounds and grazes, abscesses, phlegmons, a felon, etc. purulent diseases can be primary center of an infection. Most often the lymphangitis complicates the course of pyoinflammatory diseases of extremities. It is caused by the bigger frequency of microtraumas of skin, abundance of pathogenic microflora (especially standing) and features of a lymphokinesis in these body parts. In places of implementation of microbes in interfabric cracks, and then the inflammation with the phenomena of erubescence and hypostasis develops in lymphatic capillaries and vessels. Progressing of inflammatory process can lead to suppuration in surrounding fabrics. This disease can proceed in acute and chronic forms.
Treatment of the Lymphangitis:
Treatment, first of all, has to be directed to elimination of primary center - opening of abscess, phlegmon, purulent zatyok, drainage of abscesses, adequate treatment of the infected and suppurated wounds with the subsequent immobilization of an extremity. The patient has to be in hospital. Antibiotics are obligatory. Antiinflammatory treatment is carried out with use local coolings, reception by the patient of antiinflammatory and antihistaminic drugs.
First aid do not self-medicate any there "spots", wounds, scratches. At emergence of the above-stated symptoms immediately see a doctor because it serves as a signal of spread of an infection on your organism!!! If immediately it is not possible to make it, then apply to the painful site ice, or a bandage with vodka (not a compress!) take aspirin.