LYMPHANGITIC STREAKING

Lymphangitic streaking from cellulitis of the distal arm (not shown) in a woman status postmastectomy.
Lymphangitic streaking


Lymphangitic streaking is a sign of bacterial infection where the process is invading the ascending lymphatic system. It has rarely been seen after Candida injection for warts [Dermatology Online Journal 22;6]

Clinical

Linear, red streaks emanating from the area of cellulitis and proceeding proximally is seen.

Treatment

Appropriate antibiotic therapy with possible admission to the hospital is in order. See cellulitis.

Additional Pictures

Lymphangitic streaking

References

This case illustrates how, on the sole, the streak can run sideways. JAAD October 2002 Volume 47, Issue 4, Pages 502–504

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