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Staphylococcal lymphangitis

Staphylococcal lymphangitis

Overview

Inflammation of the lymph system is a common complication following a bacterial infection. This picture shows inflammation of the lymph system around the joint of the little finger. The organism responsible for this lymphangitis is of the staphylococcal family; therefore it is called staphylococcal lymphangitis.

Review Date 5/1/2015

Updated by: Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.