Adenolymphangitis is a common occurrence in filarial lymphedema. Damage to the lymphatics and lymph nodes by F. bancrofti is followed by obliteration of lymph vessels and lymph stasis. Obstruction of lymphatics prevents the bacteria penetrating skin to be evacuated with lymph stream to regional lymph nodes. Colonization of dermis, subcutis and lymphatics evokes clinical symptoms of adenolymphangitis. The question arises which strains of bacteria are responsible for the acute and chronic types of adenolymphangitis. The most probable strains responsible for this condition belong to the cocci and probably the bacillus strains.
|Translated title of the contribution||Bacterial infections of skin and soft tissues in filariasis|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Medycyna Doswiadczalna i Mikrobiologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|