Nematode Infections Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jun 23, 2017
  • Author: Murat Hökelek, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Mark R Wallace, MD, FACP, FIDSA  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Nonfilarial causes of lymphangitis include acute bacterial lymphangitis, phlebitis, and plague (unusual).

Nonfilarial causes of lymphedema, chyluria, and elephantiasis include the following:

  • Infiltrative or granulomatous processes (eg, tumor, fungus)
  • Chronic venostasis or phlebitis
  • Cardiac insufficiency
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Heredity (eg, Milroy disease)
  • Lateritious soil-obstructing lymphatics

Differential Diagnoses