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- noun Inflammation of the lymphatic vessels.
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Inflammationof the lymphatic channels, the result of infectionat a site distalto the channel.
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- noun inflammation of a lymph vessel
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By giving careful attention to the regimen and providing regular exercise for susceptible subjects, this type of lymphangitis is often forestalled.
In old subjects used for dissection or surgical purposes, it is very evident that in the ones which have suffered from chronic lymphangitis there exists an excessive amount of sub-facial connective tissue, making subcutaneous neurectomies quite difficult in some instances.
The extent of the involvement and the intensity of the affection vary materially in different cases and a chronic lymphangitis may succeed the acute attacks and finally in some instances, elephantiasis results.
Cases of this kind invariably result in a septic lymphangitis, and frequently lymphadenitis also occurs, for the inguinal lymph glands are so situated that their becoming contaminated is almost certain.
A sequel of chronic lymphangitis is a condition known as elephantiasis.
This type of lymphangitis is associated with, or the result of, a derangement of digestion.
Nail punctures resulting in infection frequently cause an infectious lymphangitis and a marked and painful swelling of the legs supervenes.
Specific infectious forms of lymphangitis are seen in glanders and in strangles; infectious types of this disturbance are found in many instances where, initially, a localized or circumscribed infection has occurred -- the contagium having been introduced by way of an injury.
Such good results are not to be expected in aged subjects, nor in horses having at the same time, chronic lymphangitis.