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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Vendhan Ramanujam M.B.B.S [2]Vishal Devarkonda, M.B.B.S[3]


Lymphangitis being a manifestation of wide concurrently occurring spectrum of manifestations or pathologies. The risk factors vary from etiology to etiology.

Risk Factors

Lymphangitis being a manifestation of wide concurrently occurring spectrum of manifestations or pathologies. The risk factors vary from etiology to etiology.

Common risk factors for infectious causes of lymphangits include:[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Risk factors for sclerosing lymphangitis include:[9]

  • Vigorous sexual acitvity


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  3. Pearce VJ, Mortimer PS (2009). "Hand dermatitis and lymphoedema". Br J Dermatol. 161 (1): 177–80. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2133.2009.09080.x. PMID 19298277.
  4. Bertoni AG, Krop JS, Anderson GF, Brancati FL (2002). "Diabetes-related morbidity and mortality in a national sample of U.S. elders". Diabetes Care. 25 (3): 471–5. PMID 11874932.
  5. Brodsky JW, Seidenfeld SM, Brooks B, Shabat S (2005). "Aspergillus osteomyelitis and lymphangitis in immunocompromised patient after toenail clipping". Foot Ankle Int. 26 (7): 576–8. PMID 16045852.
  6. Vaillant L, Gironet N (2002). "[Infectious complications of lymphedema]". Rev Med Interne. 23 Suppl 3: 403s–407s. PMID 12162204.
  7. Ugur S, Arıcı C, Yaprak M, Mescı A, Arıcı GA, Dolay K; et al. (2013). "Risk factors of breast cancer-related lymphedema". Lymphat Res Biol. 11 (2): 72–5. doi:10.1089/lrb.2013.0004. PMC 3685313. PMID 23772716.
  8. Raad II, Sabbagh MF, Rand KH, Sherertz RJ (1992). "Quantitative tip culture methods and the diagnosis of central venous catheter-related infections". Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 15 (1): 13–20. PMID 1730183.
  9. Papeš D, Altarac S, Antabak A, Savić I (2015). "Nonvenereal sclerosing lymphangitis of the penis". Acta Dermatovenerol Croat. 23 (2): 150–1. PMID 26228831.

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