What is the prognosis of lymphangitis?

Updated: Dec 17, 2018
  • Author: Raymond D Pitetti, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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The prognosis for patients with uncomplicated lymphangitis is good. Antimicrobial regimens are effective in more than 90% of cases. Without appropriate antimicrobial therapy, however, cellulitis may develop or extend along the channels; necrosis and ulceration may occur.


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