What is the role of lab testing in the evaluation of lymphangitis?

Updated: Dec 17, 2018
  • Author: Raymond D Pitetti, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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In any individual who presents with lymphangitis, a complete blood cell (CBC) count and blood culture should be obtained. In addition, a leading-edge culture or aspiration of pus should be considered. The CBC count and differential often reveal marked leukocytosis.


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