Trauma to skin, cut, abrasion, or fungal infection
Fever and chills
Loss of appetite
Travel to a tropical zone or region with filariasis
Hot, moist compresses to affected area
Compression garments and weight loss may help lymphedema.
Abstinence from sexual activity (for sclerosing lymphangitis)
Elevate affected area.
48-hour follow-up to ensure improvement
Work up recurrent lymphangitis to ascertain underlying cause (other infectious organism, anatomic abn...
Babu AK, Krishnan P, Andezuth DD. Sclerosing lymphangitis of penis—literature review and report of 2 cases. Dermatol Online J. 2014;20(7):9. [View Abstract on OvidMedline]
L03.91 Acute lymphangitis, unspecified
N48.29 Other inflammatory disorders of penis
B74.0 Filariasis due to Wuchereria bancrofti
B74.1 Filariasis due to Brugia malayi
Lymphangitis classically presents with erythematous linear streaks of the skin from site of entry (e.g., bite, cut, abrasion) to regional lymph nodes.
Patients with prior surgical lymph...
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