Nematode Infections Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 23, 2019
  • Author: Murat Hökelek, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  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