Possible Causes for Lymphangitis in USA

  • Filariasis

    Acute filarial lymphangitis (AFL) – This is caused by dying adult worms in a human body, either spontaneously or due to treatment. … However, these persons may manifest hypersensitivity reactions to the developing larvae: eosoinophilic infiltrate with lymphangitis and lymphadenitis, urticarial and rash. … be detected using blood smears (drop of blood is placed on a slide, stained with a special dye and looked at using a microscope).For those who have symptoms: Acute adeno-lymphangitis[1]

  • Glanders

    Glanders is a term describing a highly contagious and life-threatening infection caused by Burkholderia mallei. Because of its potential use as a biological weapon, vast efforts have been made to limit the possibility of human infection, but rare cases have been described in the past several decades. Many tissues can…[2]

  • Pediatric Chronic Granulomatous Disease
  • Granuloma Inguinale

    Granuloma inguinale (donovanosis) is a rare genital ulcerative bacterial infection that is usually found in tropical or subtropical areas. Klebsiella granulomatis is the bacteria responsible for granuloma inguinale. Repetitive exposure may be required for the infection to develop. Symptoms may not appear immediately…[3]

  • Lymphangitis

    In rare cases, lymphangitis may be caused by metastatic tumors of virtually any type of cancer (in which case the term lymphangitis carcinomatosa is used), or by certain autoimmune … Previous trauma is considered as the most important risk factor for development of lymphangitis. … Lymphangitis is an acute inflammation of the lymphatic vessels, usually involving a single extremity after skin trauma.[4]

  • Non-Seminoma Testicular Cancer
    Pulmonary Lymphangitic Metastasis
  • Gastric Adenocarcinoma
    Pulmonary Lymphangitic Metastasis

    Gastric adenocarcinoma, once a frequent cause of death, is now rarely encountered. It is difficult to cure with patients presenting with advanced disease as initial symptoms are nonspecific and often ignored. Progress is currently being made, after the introduction of radiation therapy and chemotherapy. These…[5]

  • Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate
    Pulmonary Lymphangitic Metastasis

    Adenocarcinoma of the prostate is histologically the commonest form of prostate malignancy. It is often asymptomatic until advanced or metastatic disease leads to symptoms of obstructive uropathy or bone pain respectively. Diagnosis depends upon digital rectal palpation, levels of prostate-specific antigen and…[6]

  • Adenocarcinoma of the Colon
    Pulmonary Lymphangitic Metastasis
  • Cecal Adenocarcinoma
    Pulmonary Lymphangitic Metastasis


Lymphangitis is an inflammation of the lymphatic vessels. It often occurs together with lymphadenitis.

Further symptoms

Similar symptoms


  1. Filariasis, Symptoma
  2. Glanders, Symptoma
  3. Granuloma Inguinale, Symptoma
  4. Lymphangitis, Symptoma
  5. Gastric Adenocarcinoma, Symptoma
  6. Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate, Symptoma