What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Lymphangitis is an infection

Lymphangitis includes all the signs

Massage is systemically contrain-

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of lymph capillaries. If it

of local infection: pain, heat, red-

dicated for lymphangitis until


proceeds to the nodes, it is

ness, swelling. It also often shows

the infection has been com-


called lymphadenitis. If it

red streaks from the site of infec-

pletely eradicated.


travels past the lymphatic

tion running toward the nearest



system, it is called blood

lymph nodes.



poisoning (septicemia), and




it can be life threatening.




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